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Automotive Supplier Diversification Program – Supplementary Question

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:03 ): I have a supplementary question. Whilst I appreciate the minister’s invitation to dinner, the minister has outlined the reporting requirements, which I understand, from grant recipients. My question is more around the system of testing the accuracy of those reports received by the department from the companies themselves. Could the minister shed some light on whether his department is testing the accuracy of the reports received from the recipients?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation) ( 15:04 ): The answer to that will depend on the agreement. There will be variations on most agreements, and the way money is expended relates to the agreement that is signed for that particular grant to that particular company. I understand the question is: how far does the department go behind what the company gives and is written—and that will depend on the nature of the grant.

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