To ask the Minister for Higher Education and Skills (for the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security): In relation to the Baillieu government’s funding to investigate the existence of ‘big cats’ in Victoria:
(1) How many departmental staff will be involved in the Baillieu government’s investigation.
(2) What will be the total cost of this investigation.
I am informed that:
(1) The desktop study was undertaken by the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.
(2) The cost of the study was $15 000.