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Tuesday, 28 October 2014
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Farm Household allowance

(Question No. 285)


Mr Fitzgibbon asked the Minister for Agriculture, in writing, on 27 August 2014:

In respect of the Farm Household Allowance, (a) how many applications have been received, and of these, how many have been (i) successful, and (ii) unsuccessful, (b) what (i) total sum of payments have been made, and (ii) average amount has been paid, and (c) what has been the average processing time.


Mr Joyce: The Minister for Agriculture has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The following answers are current as at 17 October 2014:

(a) 4 957

(i) 4 098

(ii) 453

The following answers are current as at 23 October 2014:

(b) (i) The total sum of gross payments made for Interim Farm Household Allowance and Farm Household Allowance between 1 March 2014 and 23 October 2014 was $21 536 015.58

(ii) You will need to refer to the Minister for Human Services for this information as administration of the scheme rests with that portfolio.

(c) You will need to refer to the Minister for Human Services for this information as administration of the scheme rests with that portfolio.