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Wednesday, 25 August 1999
Page: 9159


Mr Bevis asked the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 7 June 1999:

Has a Department or agency for which the Minister has portfolio responsibility entered a contract with or made a grant or payment to an organisation registered under subparagraph (a) 188(1)(a) or (b) 188(1)(b) of the Workplace Relations Act 1996; if so, in each case, (i) which organisation, (ii) what sum was received and (iii) in what State or Territory is the organisation located.


Mr Howard (Prime Minister) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

I am advised that contracts, grants or payments made by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet include:

(a) (i) to (iii)

Organisation

Financial Year

State/Territory

Amount

Tasmanian Logging Association Ltd *

1996/97

Tasmania

$3,000

Victorian Association of Forest Industries

1998/99

Victoria

$5,000

* Please note that the Tasmanian Logging Association Ltd is not registered under subparagraph 188(1)(a) of the Act, however, the Tasmanian Logging Employers Association, which is essentially the same entity, is registered under that subparagraph of the Workplace Relations Act 1996.

(b) (i) to (iii)

Organisation

Financial Year

State/Territory

Amount

CFMEU National Office

1996/97

South Australia

$10,000

CFMEU VIC

1996/97

Victoria

$10,000

CFMEU Tasmania

1996/97

Tasmania

$10,000

AWU National Office

1997/98

New South Wales

$20,000

AWU WA

1997/98

Western Australia

$20,000

AWU QLD

1997/98

Queensland

$20,000

CFMEU National Office

1997/98

South Australia

$20,000

CFMEU VIC

1997/98

Victoria

$20,000

CFMEU NSW

1997/98

New South Wales

$20,000

CPSU (ACT)

1997/98

Australian Capital Territory

$100

AWU National Office

1998/99

New South Wales

$20,000

AWU QLD

1998/99

Queensland

$20,000

CFMEU National Office

1998/99

South Australia

$20,000

CFMEU VIC

1998/99

Victoria

$20,000

CFMEU NSW

1998/99

New South Wales

$20,000

Independent Education Union of Australia

1998/99

New South Wales

$5

I am also advised that the following portfolio agencies have not entered into a contract or made a grant or payment to an organisation covered by the honourable member's question:

Public Service and Merit Protection Commission; Australian National Audit Office; Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; Office of the Strategic Investment Co-ordinator; Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman; Office of National Assessments; and Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General.

In responding to the question:

. the period involved is taken to be from 31 December 1996, being the date of effect of the relevant criteria for registration of organisations under the Workplace Relations Act 1996, to 7 June 1999; and

. the relevant organisations are taken to be those registered as at 7 June 1999.