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Wednesday, 16 October 2002
Page: 5346


Senator Sherry asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, upon notice, on 17 September 2002:

(1) (a) Which Working Women's Centres received Commonwealth funding in each financial year from 1995-96 to 2001-02; and (b) for each financial year, how much did each centre receive.

(2) (a) Which centres will receive Commonwealth funding in the 2002-03 financial year; and (b) how much will each receive.

(3) What are the criteria by which applications for funding are assessed.

(4) In relation to the 2002-03 financial year, have any applications for funding been refused in whole or in part; if so: (a) which ones; and (b) for what reasons.


Mr Abbott (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service) —The answers to the honourable senator's question are as follows:

(1) (a) and (b) Refer to Attachment A.

(2) (a) and (b) Refer to Attachment A.

(3) Continuation of Commonwealth funding is decided each year taking into account the efficiency and effectiveness of each centre.

(4) No.

Attachment A

Commonwealth Funding to Working Women's Centres 1995-2003

Fin Year

NSW

Qld

SA

Tas

NT

Total

1995-1996

$235,225

$213,500

$63,383

$144,000

$227,976

$884,084

1996-1997

$247,000

$243,970

$47,537

$144,000

$197,685

$880,192

1997-1998

$273,680

$284,050

$78,300

$161,300

$227,338

$1,024,668

1998-1999

$289,235

$298,165

$89,672

$171,934

$237,381

$1,086,387

1999-2000

$236,020

$239,495

$91,872

$157,099

$206,721

$931,207

2000-2001

$255,060

$258,875

$83,167

$169,822

$223,341

$990,265

2001-2002

$255,060

$258,875

$83,167

$169,822

$223,341

$990,265

2002-2003

$256,041

$260,225

$83,821

$170,476

$223,995

$994,558