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Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Page: 13860

Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research: Commonwealth Grants

(Question No. 1240)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister representing the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, in writing, on 18 September 2012:

(1) (1) For (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, and (d) 2011-12, how many Commonwealth grants were approved by the Minister's department, and at what total cost.

(2) (2) For 2012-13 (to date), how many Commonwealth grants were approved by the Minister's department and at what total cost, and of these, how many have (a) signed funding agreements, and at what total cost, and (b) been paid to the approved recipients, and at what total cost.


Mr Combet: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Please refer to the Department's website for details of grant contracts entered into in 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 at http://www.innovation.gov.au/AboutUs/LegalandLegislativeReporting/ Grants/Pages/default.aspx.

(2) For 2012-13 (to 18 September 2012) 301 Commonwealth grants were approved by the Department at a total cost of $62,457,568. Of these, 224 have signed funding agreements at a total cost of $20,891,359 and $3,465,269 has been paid to recipients.