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Develop and commit to funding a Creative Industries Strategy for the State.

Cultural tourism has been identified as an area for development, yet no effective collaboration between government departments exists to encourage the development of compelling products and experiences.

Recent success in large scale regional events, like Albany's Field of Light attracting 100,000 visitors, and growth in smaller scale Indigenous cultural tourism demonstrates the added value that arts and culture can bring to the tourism sector.

Establish a cross-sector working group to create a cultural tourism strategy and identify key areas, events, and products for future development.

As described in the Asian Engagement Strategy, the State government identifies Western Australia remains a strategic locale as a gateway to Asia and the Indian Ocean Rim nations.

The nature of people to people exchanges have changed for the foreseeable future but it is still crucial to foster a sense of connection and collaboration within our region.

Trade is critical to our success and promoting our diversity enhances the perception that this is a good place for business as well as for quality of life. It also supports our migrant communities and their participation in growing the influence of our State.

Despite the temporary suspension of international travel, the government must promote our State to regional neighbours and create opportunities for international exchange

$2 million over 4 years for a program to develop international arts and cultural events will bring long-term benefits to the sector and provide a platform for fostering useful relationships.