$400,000 payout to Perth Glory



29 Aug 2014 - Despite Perth Glory owing money to the State Government the Sports Minister Terry Waldron paid over $400,000 in compensation to Perth Glory as a result of disruptions during the taxpayer-funded redevelopment of nib stadium..

The payment of $400,000 compensation to Perth Glory was also contrary to Treasury advice.  In their assessment, Perth Glory would receive a net benefit from the $95 million tax payer funded redevelopment, and as such compensation would not be necessary. 

At the time the payment was made Perth Glory owed the State Government $250,000 for unpaid public transport subsidies.  West Australian 24/10/13 This amount has since being written off.

The West subsequently reported that:

Businessman Tony Sage donated $25,000 to the WA Nationals within months of his Perth Glory soccer club negotiating taxpayer funded compensation that was authorised by Sports Minister Terry Waldron, a Nationals MP, without him referring the matter to Cabinet. West Australian 23/10/13