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Tuesday, 8 August 2006
Page: 133


Mr Bowen asked the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, in writing, on 28 November 2005:

(a) how many and (b) what proportion of payments made by the Minister’s department to small business were not made within (i) 30 and (ii) 60 days of receipt of the goods or services and a proper invoice in accordance with Government procurement policy.


Mr Brough (Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

In the financial year 2004-2005 the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs made 14,990 payments of which 95.99% (14,389) were made within 60 days and 76.47% (11,455) were made within 30 days.