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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Page: 8599

Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (11:38): I thank the minister for that explanation. I think your comment about it taking a while to happen is the reason for the sector's nervousness. There were commitments on red-tape reduction before and it is not that the sector is questioning the commitment, it is how it is being done and, in particular, the difficulty of working across various government agencies, and the issue of providing financial reports to one organisation or to continue having to report to individual organisations on individual grants.

Is it the government's intent that where an organisation has reported to one agency on a particular government grant that they could use that same report to report against other grants, if appropriate?