The Queensland Government has established the $3.34 billion Queensland Jobs Fund to capture future opportunities in traditional and emerging industries. Each program in the Queensland Jobs Fund has a targeted set of objectives.
In recent years the government has invested significant funds in the Queensland film industry through incentives offered by Screen Queensland. In 2020–21, Screen Queensland predicted that its film and gaming projects would generate $43 million and support approximately 1,400 jobs for Queenslanders.
Major events such as sporting events and music festivals can also inject millions of dollars into local businesses and support jobs.
This audit will examine whether incentives the Queensland Government offers to attract industries and events to Queensland are delivering value for money and whether the government is effectively managing probity risks.