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Monday, 2 June 2003
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Ms Macklin asked the Minister for Education, Science and Training, upon notice, on 13 May 2003:

(1) What is the total amount of funding available under the Systematic Infrastructure Investment Fund (SIIF).

(2) What amounts of funding have already been allocated and to what projects.

(3) What is the total amount of unallocated funds under SIIF.

(4) Against what criteria will remaining funds be allocated.

(5) Have guidelines been developed for the allocation of the remaining funds; if not, when will they be developed.

(6) By what date must all funds under SIIF be expended in full.


Dr Nelson (Minister for Education, Science and Training) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) $247,470,000 (in 2003 prices) is available under the Systemic Infrastructure Initiative (SII).

(2) $122,288,907 - Details of expenditure on projects are available at

http://www.dest.gov.au/highered/research/sys_research.htm.

(3) $125,181,093.

(4) All funding is allocated with reference to the Systemic Infrastructure Initiative programme guidelines.

(5) See answer to previous question.

(6) It is expected that funds will be expended in 2007.