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Thursday, 6 October 1983
Page: 1519

Question No. 426


Mr Wells asked the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 6 September 1983:

What Commonwealth funds, listed by purpose, in the form of (a) grants, (b) Subsidies, (c) special purpose grants, (d) dollar for dollar contributions or (e ) other contributions have been partly or totally (i) received or (ii) returned or refused by the Queensland Government, from December 1972 to August 1983.


Mr West —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a)-(e)- (i) Since 1979-80, the Commonwealth has offered the States assistance towards the provision of additional State-operated translating and interpreting services in areas of prime State responsibility.

Specific purpose payments (recurrent purposes) received by Queensland under this scheme are set out below:

Financial year

$'000

1979-80 . . 1980-81 . . 1981-82 48 1982-83 78 1983-84 (estimate) 101

(ii) No funds have been returned or refused by the Queensland Government.

Details of payments to the States since 1979-80 and estimated payments in 1983- 84 are contained in Budget Paper No. 7 in the relevant year.