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Tuesday, 9 February 1999
Page: 2274


Mr McClelland asked the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, upon notice, on 10 December 1998:

(1) Is he responsible for approving the granting of financial assistance in respect of proceedings under the Workplace Relations Act 1996.

(2) Since 2 March 1996, has he approved financial assistance to a person, association, organisation or corporation in respect of proceedings under the Workplace Relations Act 1996; if so, (a) how many grants have been approved and (b) in each case, (i) what sections of the Act relate to the proceedings for which the assistance was approved, (ii) what sum was or will be paid and (iii) was an industrial organisation of employees a party to the proceedings; if so, which organisation.


Mr Reith (Workplace Relations and Small Business) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) No. The Attorney-General administers Division 1 of Part XII of the Workplace Relations Act 1996, which concerns financial assistance in respect of proceedings under the Act.

(2) No.