Arafura Games – what’s the real cost?

6 August 2019

The Gunner Labor Government still has questions to answer about the true cost of the Arafura Games.

Deputy Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro said the figures being spruiked by the government looked good at first glance, but also raised some questions.

"The government expenditure figure details a $7.2 million direct expenditure but what about the indirect expenditure?" she said.

"What did it cost the government to have a raft of public servants on secondment to the Games?

"If the Government has nothing to hide, why doesn’t it disclose the full costs of the Arafura Games?

"31 pages of high gloss presentation and three months after the games finished and Territorians still aren’t being told the truth on what it cost."