Minister defends spend on Coldplay exclusive, but won’t reveal the cost
Tourism Minister Roger Cook has defended the amount of money the State Government has spent on bringing international acts and shows to WA, saying it is paying off in tourism numbers.
Mr Cook and Premier Mark McGowan yesterday announced Perth has pulled a coup in being the only city Coldplay will play in Australia during the Asia leg of their current world tour.
Gary Adshead asked Mr Cook on 6PR Mornings how much will be spent on getting them here, with the response being the state “can’t reveal the commercial nature of these things”.
“This is the most competitive time for attracting these sort of events and tourism,” Mr Cook said.
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