Queensland Taxpayers In The Dark On Dora Movie Cost
Children's movie Dora the Explorer will be filmed in Queensland but the premier is refusing to say how much it cost taxpayers.
Annastacia Palaszczuk on Sunday confirmed the state government would top up the federal government's tax concession to Hollywood studio Paramount so it could produce the live-action film in the sunshine state.
It followed federal Treasurer Scott Morrison's decision on Friday to reject the company's request for a one-off increase from the standard 16.5 to 30 per cent.
The state government will chip in the 13.5 per cent difference, but Ms Palaszczuk said the exact amount was "commercial in confidence".
Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said Queenslanders wanted to know how much the government had spent to secure Dora the Explorer.
"Is she embarrassed by the money that she has spent?" she asked on Sunday.
"Because if she wasn't embarrassed, why didn't she tell Queenslanders?"
Ms Palaszczuk said the cost would be released after the filming of the movie on the Gold Coast had wrapped.
She also confirmed the money was jointly sourced from a $20 million fund designed to attract more blockbuster films to the state and a Commonwealth Games legacy fund.