SYDNEY MARDI GRAS FUNDING
Reverend the Hon. FRED NILE:
My question is addressed to the Minister for Finance and Services. In view of the Government's transparency policy goal 31, will the Minister provide details of what funds the Government and Destination NSW have committed in support of the 2012 Sydney Mardi Gras? Does the Government acknowledge that the revenue raised from the event is retained within the homosexual community? Does the Government acknowledge that programs and organisations that are run for the benefit of all in the community have had their funding cut, like the anti-violence organisation Enough is Enough, which has just had its funding cut by over $60,000? Can the Government justify why funds are being cut from universally inclusive community programs but not from the 2012 Sydney Mardi Gras and Film Festival?
The Hon. GREG PEARCE:
I thank the member for his question. He is entitled to have an interest in and ask questions on such matters. I will obtain an answer for him, as he is entitled to expect.