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Tuesday, 1 February 1994
Page: 96

(Question No. 578)


Mrs Gallus asked the Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories, upon notice, on 16 November 1993:

  (1) What specific activities are covered by the:

  (a) $10,257,000 allocated to the Environment Program under the sub-program 1.2: Climate change and environment liaison,

  (b) $1,390,000 allocated to the Environment Program under sub-program 1.3: Environment planning,

  (c) $6,305,000 allocated to the Environment Program under the sub-program 1.4: Conservation,

  (d) $6,198,000 allocated to the Environment Program under sub-program 1.5: Natural resources management,

  (e) $12,822,000 allocated to the Environment Program under the sub-program 1.6: Environment protection; and

  (f) $46,957,000 allocated to program costs under sub-program 1.9: Australian Nature Conservation Agency—

  in her Department's program performance statements for 1993-94.

  (2) With respect to each activity referred to in part (1), what sum (a) was spent in 1992-93 and (b) has been allocated for 1993-94.

  (3) What specific capital works are covered by the $7,190,000 allocated to capital works and services under sub-program 1.9: Australian Nature Conservation Agency, in her Department's program performance statements for 1993-94.


Mrs Kelly —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

  I wish to draw to the honourable member's attention a variation in relation to an amount listed in the question. The amount that appears in the Program Performance statements for sub-program 1.6: Environment protection is $12,872,000 not $12,822,000 as listed in the question.

(1) ACTIVITY (2)(a) (2)(b)

Sum spent 1993-94

1992-93 Allocation

$'000 $'000

(a) (1.2) CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LIAISON

Greenhouse Research 5,060 4,961

Greenhouse Gas Inventory 20 825

Climate Change 2,836 2,802

Grants to Voluntary Conservation Organisations 1,532 1,669

9,448 10,257

(b) (1.3) ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

Commonwealth Contribution to the Australian and New 117 120

Zealand Environment and Conservation Council

Implement the Government's 1992 Tropical Timber Policy 59 123

Support the Department's involvement in the work of 0 250

the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)

Research into Ecologically Sustainable Development 204 388

Research into Environmental Economics 89 509

469 1,390

(c) (1.4) CONSERVATION

Commonwealth Contribution to the International Union 251 251

for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

(IUCN); and the United Nations Educational, Scientific

and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

World Heritage Assessment and Nominations 190 228

Biodiversity 1,073 1,318

Wet Tropics Structural Adjustment Package Labour 2,163 2,095

Adjustment

Wet Tropics Structural Adjustment Package 761 1,305

Business Compensation

National Network of Reserves 0 258#

Sydney Opera House World Heritage Listing 0 100

World Heritage Properties Management 0 750

4,438 6,305

# NB: Transferred to ANCA (Sub-program 1.9) as

part of the restructure of the Department

(d) (1.5) NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

National Rainforest Conservation Program 26 29

Cape York Land Use Study 206 370

Investigation of environmental flow requirements of 49 1,251

Australia's waterways

Development of National Strategy and Action Plan for 0 396

Rangelands Management

Negotiation of an International Convention on 65 250

Desertification

Implement the conservation initiatives of the National 750 847

Forest Policy Statement

Survey old growth forest and wilderness 0 925

Ocean Rescue 2000 Program 292 297

Marine Research to support Ocean Rescue 2000 650 665

Marine Reserves Program (part of Ocean Rescue 428 1,033

2000—to develop marine protected areas)

Coastal Strategy development 70 135

2,536 6,198

(e) (1.6) ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

Environment Protection 5,193 5,063

Measuring and Monitoring 700 1,500

Eco Design 134 1,441

National Environment Industry Database 12 555

National Pollutant Inventory 29 3,279

Halon Management & Recovery 22 250

Closer links to ASIA 0 500

Waste Management Secretariat 0 284

6,090 12,872

(f) (1.9) AUSTRALIAN NATURE CONSERVATION AGENCY

Minor Works 3,342 3,744

Fitout 6 411

Kakadu National Park operating costs 5,038 5,269

Uluru National Park operating costs 2,047 2,498

Ashmore Reef Surveillance 274 286

Jervis Bay National Park operating costs 1,307 1,327

Public Information and Education 202 313

One Billion Trees 5,385 5,435

Endangered Species Program 4,061 4,447

Aboriginal contract Employment 3,764 3,976

Save the Bush Program 2,896 2,422

National Nature reserves 489 2,344

Feral Pest Control 1,962 1,947

Aust. Biological Resources Study 2,843 2,432

Aust. National Botanic Gardens 1,905 1,944

Mimosa Pigra control 240 1,913

Environmental Resources Information Network 1,631 1,473

Research survey and Mapping 1,606 1,308

River Murray Corridor of Green 100 955

States Co-operative Assistance Program 840 883

Waterwatch Program 98 731

OR 2000 494 573

Grasslands Ecology 0 207

Integrated Forest Assessment 7 119

Externally funded projects 626 0

41,163 46,957

(3) Capital Works—Sub-Program 1.9

Budget

1993-94

Uluru National Park—Cultural Centre 2,130,000

Kakadu National Park Visitor Centre 2,800,000

Kakadu National Park—Cultural Centre 2,260,000

Total Appropriation 7,190,000