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Monday, 19 March 2012
Page: 3485

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Plant and Animal Health Special Appropriation

(Question No. 885)


Mr John Cobb asked the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, in writing, on 27 February 2012:

In respect of the 2011-12 Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry in the Portfolio Budget Statements, Table 2.1, Outcome 2, Program 2.2: Plant and Animal Health (pages 62 and 63), what proportion of the $6,312,000, $1,072,000, and $430,000 attributed to 'Special appropriations', is budgeted to be funded by (a) the Government, and (b) industry.


Mr Burke: The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The special appropriation attributed to the Plant and Animal Health Program 2.2 in the 2011-12 Portfolio Budget Statements is:

$6,312,000, which is all budgeted to be funded by industry through the collection of levies;

$1,072,000, which is all budgeted to be funded by industry through the collection of levies; and

$430,000, which is all budgeted to be funded by industry through the collection of levies.