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Wednesday, 2 November 1983
Page: 2257

Question No. 430


Mr Wells asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, 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 Lionel Bowen —The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a)-(e) The only Commonwealth funds received by the Queensland Government from my Department or statutory authorities associated with my portfolio from December 1972 to August 1983 are the following grants to voluntary and community based legal aid centres:

1972-73-Nil. 1973-74-$296,000. 1974-75-Nil. 1975-76-$131,000. 1976-77-$131,000. 1977-78-Nil. 1978-79-Nil. 1979-80-$12,000. 1980-81-$11,000. 1981-82-$33,000. 1982-83-$37,000. 1983-84-$21,000.

No subsidies, special purposes grants, dollar for dollar contributions or other contributions have been received by the Queensland Government from my Department or statutory authorities associated with my portfolio in the period from December 1972 to August 1983. In this period, no Commonwealth funds have been returned or refused by the Queensland Government.