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WA election: Labor promises $50 million Aboriginal cultural centre for Perth

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Western Australia’s Labor government has promised a significant Aboriginal tourism boost but rejected calls for more help to the broader sector.

Premier Mark McGowan on Monday unveiled a $217 million tourism plan to be delivered under a re-elected Labor administration.

The package includes $50 million to help establish an Aboriginal cultural centre on the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan – or Swan River – in Perth.

A further $20 million would go towards an Aboriginal tourism fund if Labor is re-elected at the March 13 poll.

The rest has been earmarked for expanding the Aboriginal Ranger program and tourism infrastructure upgrades.

‘Massive investment’

“It’s a massive investment in a centre that could very well be one of the world’s…



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