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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 187


Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs upon notice, on 17 November 2008:

(a) What has been the total amount of government expenditure on Special Disability Trusts since they were introduced in 2006; and (b) can a breakdown of this expenditure be provided for each financial year.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(a)   The total amount allocated to Special Disability Trusts includes the additional costs to the Age Pension appropriation. The total amount expended is dependent on each individual’s circumstances, including considerations such as the final nature of the trust, the amounts gifted to the trust, and the effect of any exemption on individual circumstances.

(b)   At 30 September 2008 the total value of contributions to Special Disability Trusts was $5.1 million, with $4.2 million of this amount receiving concessional treatment.

(c)   In addition to amounts under the Age Pension appropriation as described in (a) above, administered and departmental expenses have been:

 

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Administered

1,058,400.00

1,584,918.00

866,481.00

Departmental

1,071,921.84

434,143.38

684,171.67

TOTAL

2,130,321.84

2,019,061.38

1,550,652.67