The Hon. J. M. SAMIOS: I ask the Treasurer, representing the Premier, Minister for the Arts, and Minister for Ethnic Affairs a question without notice. I refer to the Minister’s statement in this House on 24 April 1996 that the Premier has started to review the findings of an interim feasibility study on the establishment of an immigration museum. In view of the Government’s election policy to ensure that the immigration museum becomes a reality in Labor’s first term in office, and in view of the fact that the Government’s term will expire in less than two years, can the Minister explain why no plans have so far been announced for the establishment of the museum, nor are any provisions made for funding the museum in the current budget? What does the Minister intend to do about the immigration museum? Is this pledge to be added to the Government’s long list of broken election promises?
The Hon. M. R. EGAN: I assure the Hon. J. M. Samios that this Government will be in office for a period well beyond March 1999. I must admit that I do not recall the precise details of an answer I gave on 24 April 1996. However, I shall refer this question to my colleague the Premier for a detailed response.