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Wednesday, 9 November 1983
Page: 2547

Question No. 421


Mr Wells asked the Minister for Trade, 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 answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

For parts (a)-(e) Commonwealth funds in the form of grants, amounting to $10, 450,000, were paid to the Queensland Government, for the purpose of creating employment opportunities in the Maryborough region.

No other forms of payment were made and none were returned or refused.