Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Royalties for Regions iT Matters

Kimberley Greens Candidate Maher Criticises Royalties 4 Regions

The Greens candidate for the Kimberley Chris Maher has criticised the carve up of the Royalties for Regions scheme.

He commented on the 11/12 Royalties for Regions Budget where $26.9 million was allocated to the Exploration Incentive Scheme (being support for mining companies) while Foodbank and Performing Art Regional Touring programs were only allocated $695,000 or 2.6% of that allocated to mining companies.

'With a stated goal of "building strong and vibrant regional communities that are desirable places to live" I think the priorities are wrong.'

The total Royalties for Region budget for 11/12 was $422m.

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