In responses to questions at Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearings this week, Minister Scott attributed the $6.1 million rollover to delays in grant funding.
This massive backlog of grant funding left organisations which applied for grants for multicultural festivals and events in limbo or waiting too long to meet their obligations and successfully promote their events.
Labor’s constant changes to the grant system is short-changing CALD communities, backlogging grants and leaving organisations facing potential financial turmoil.
Comments Attributable to Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Inga Peulich MLC:
“Labor’s constant changes to the multicultural grants system shows that the Andrews Government is either unable to administer the Multicultural Affairs portfolio budget in a way that truly benefits Victoria's CALD communities, or is fiddling the budget books.”
“Only a Liberal Nationals government is capable of implementing a transparent, effective and efficient grant programs that really benefit our CALD communities.”