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Monday, 13 October 2008
Page: 5870

Senator Ellison asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 12 September 2008:

In regard to the Government’s horticulture industry Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme which was announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on 17 August 2008:

(1)   What is the total whole of government cost of this initiative across all forward estimates.

(2)   What is the cost to each government department involved in this initiative.

Senator Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

The costing details of the Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme are in the process of being finalised. Once finalised, the costing will appear in the Government’s next economic and fiscal update.