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Thursday, 3 November 1983
Page: 2360

Question No. 422


Mr Wells asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry and Commerce , upon notice, on 6 September 1983:

What Commonwealth funds, listed by purpose, in the forms 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 John Brown —The Minister for Industry and Commerce has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a)-(e)- (i) specific purpose payments to Queensland, for both capital and recurrent purposes are detailed in the following table:

ANNUAL PAYMENTS MADE TO 30 JUNE

$m

Purpose

1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

Area improvement . . . . 2.5 2.5 0.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . Sewerage . . 2.0 12.9 14.0 1.1 0.002 . . 0.016 . . . . . .

Budget Paper No. 7, 1976-77 and 1981-82, AGPS

(ii) as for the second part of the question I am not prepared to authorise the Department to further divert the resources necessary to provide an answer to the question.