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Monday, 15 September 2003
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Mr McClelland asked the Minister for Trade and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 11 August 2003:

(1) What programs have been introduced, continued or renewed by the Minister's Department in the electoral division of Barton since March 1996.

(2) What grants and or benefits have been provided to individuals, businesses and organisations by the Minister's Department in the electoral division of Barton since 1996.


Mr Downer (Minister for Foreign Affairs) —On behalf of the Minister for Trade and me, the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The following responses are based on activities since 1 July 1999 as I am not prepared to authorise the diversion of the Department's resources which would be required to discover the answers to the questions from 1996.

(1) The Ministerial Offices of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Foreign Affairs, ACIAR and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) programs are not specific to any electoral division. A separate response for Austrade is provided below.

Austrade

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme

The EMDG scheme is the Australian Government's principal financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters.

Administered by Austrade, the purpose of the scheme is to encourage small and medium sized Australian businesses to develop export markets. To access the scheme for the first time, businesses need to have spent $15,000 over two years on eligible export marketing expenses.

EMDG reimburses up to 50 per cent of expenses incurred on eligible export promotional activities, less the first $15,000.

The scheme is open to all Australian businesses that meet the eligibility criteria and supports a wide range of businesses, industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property outside Australia.

TradeStart

TradeStart is a national network of 51 export assistance offices in partnership between Austrade and a range of public and private sector organisations throughout Australia, and is an integral part of Austrade's domestic network.

Austrade and TradeStart offer a package of free services designed to assist small and medium sized companies develop their business overseas and make their first export sale through the New Exporter Development Program.

(2) The Ministerial Offices of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Foreign Affairs and ACIAR are not aware of any direct grants or benefits to individuals, businesses and organisations in the electoral division of Barton during the period 1 July 1999 to date. Separate responses for AusAID and Austrade are provided below.

AusAID

Some Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development and/or other volunteers funded through the Australian aid program may reside in the electoral division of Barton, but due to the Privacy Act 1998 (Commonwealth), we are unable to provide details on individuals.

Austrade

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme

For grant years 1998-99 to 2001-02, $1.7m in EMDG grants was paid (in the financial years 1999-2000 to 2002-03) to 40 businesses in the electorate of Barton. These are listed in the attachment.

TradeStart

In the 2002-03 budget, the Government allocated $21.5 million to continue and expand the TradeStart network from July 2003 and provide for the opening of new offices. Two of these new offices, based at Mascot and Sutherland, share coverage of the Barton electorate. The Mascot office is operated by Australian Business Ltd and the Sutherland office by Australian Institute of Export (NSW).

ATTACHMENT A

Recipient

Industry

Address

Suburb

Postcode

Grant

EMDG RECIPIENTS IN FEDERAL ELECTORATE OF BARTON - Grant Year 1998-1999

BRAD BURNS

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing

36 Upper Wilsons Rd

BARDWELL VALLEY

2207

$7,586

CHRISTIAN FLATS PTY LTD

Mining

17 Stuart Crescent

BLAKE-HURST

2221

$27,382

EZYGLIDE SHOWER SCREENS PTY LTD

Architectural Alumini um Product Manufacturing

22 Princes Highway

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$28,086

GRASS MANUFACTURERS PTY LTD

Manufacturing n.e.c.

16 Production Avenue

KOGARAH

2217

$173,893

HARBOUR FOODS PTY LTD

Grocery Wholesaling

9 Regent Street

KOGARAH

2217

$41,673

HARVEY WORLD TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD

Travel Agency Services

631 Princes Highway

KOGARAH

2217

$58,135

K-MAC SUSPENSION PTY LTD

Automotive Component Manufacturing

4 Subway Road

ROCKDALE

2216

$6,514

MACNAUGHT PTY LTD

Pump and Compressor Manufacturing

41-49 Henderson Street

TURRELLA

2205

$22,198

MONETARIUM (AUSTRALIA) P/L

Antique and Used Good Retailing

111 Princess Highway

KOGARAH

2217

$22,761

MORRIS MARCOS

Furniture Manufacturing

230 West Botany Street

ROCKDALE

2216

$13,236

PORTLAND SQUARE PTY LTD

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing

Unit 3, Level 5, 1 South Street

KOGARAH

2217

$24,509

SUNAWARE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Clothing Manufacturing

95 Bonar Street

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$42,353

Total grants paid: 12

$468,326

EMDG RECIPIENTS IN FEDERAL ELECTORATE OF BARTON - Grant Year 1999-2000

EZYGLIDE SHOWERSCREENS PTY LTD

Manufacturing aluminium products

22 Princes Highway

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$24,761

GRASS MANUFACTURERS PTY LTD

Textile Floor Covering Manufacturing

16 Production Avenue

KOGARAH

2217

$111,437

HARBOUR FOODS PTY LTD

Grocery Wholesaling

9 Regent Street

KOGARAH

2217

$60,100

MACNAUGHT PTY LTD

Pump and Compressor Manufacturing

41-49 Henderson Street

TURRELLA

2205

$54,336

MONETARIUM (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

Antique and Used Good Retailing

111 Princess Highway

KOGARAH

2217

$10,745

OAS PTY LIMITED

Computer Consultancy Services

1 Kitchener Street

KOGARAH

2217

$12,952

SOUTHERN GROUP PTY LIMITED

Fruit Growing

Suite 27 8 Ashton Street

ROCKDALE

2216

$81,512

WILD BLUE-GUM PTY LIMITED

Accommodation

14 Blakesley Road

SOUTH HURST-VILLE

2221

$17,915

Total grants paid: 8

$373,758

EMDG RECIPIENTS IN FEDERAL ELECTORATE OF BARTON - Grant Year 2000-2001

BRAD BURNS

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing

36 Upper Wilsons Road

BARDWELL VALLEY

2207

$4,855

EZY-GLIDE SHOWERSCREENS PTY LTD

Manufacturing n.e.c.

22 Princes Highway

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$21,687

GRASS MANUFACTURERS PTY LTD

Textile Floor Covering Manufacturing

16 Production Avenue

KOGARAH

2217

$121,944

HARBOUR FOODS PTY LTD

Grocery Wholesaling

9 Regent Street

KOGARAH

2217

$58,868

J&K AUSTRALIAN-CHINESE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT P/L

Petroleum and Coal Product Manufacturing

354 Bay Street Level 1

BRIGHTON-LE-SANDS

2216

$36,958

MACNAUGHT PTY LTD

Pump and Compressor Manufacturing

41-49 Henderson Street

TURRELLA

2205

$7,224

MONETARIUM (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

Antique and Used Good Retailing

111 Princess Highway

KOGARAH

2217

$5,895

OPALS BY EMMANUEL CHRISTIANOS PTY LIMITED

Mining n.e.c.

17 Stuart Crescent

BLAKEHURST

2221

$27,296

SUNLOTS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD

Building Supplies Wholesaling

16 Gertrude Street

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$26,642

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PTY LIMITED

Pharmaceutical and Toiletry Wholesaling

17 Willis Street

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$81,508

Total grants paid: 10

$392,877

EMDG RECIPIENTS IN FEDERAL ELCTORATE OF BARTON - Grant year 2001-2002

EZY-GLIDE SHOWERSCREENS PTY LTD

Manufacturing aluminium products

22 Princes Highway

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$9,696

GRASS MANUFACTURERS PTY LTD

Textile Floor Covering Manufacturing

16 Production Avenue

KOGARAH

2217

$105,979

HARBOUR FOODS PTY LTD

Grocery Wholesaling

9 Regent Street

KOGARAH

2217

$56,850

JKA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Electrical and Equipment Manufacturing

354 Bay Street Level 1

BRIGHTON-LE-SANDS

2216

$48,548

MONETARIUM (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

Antique and Used Good Retailing

111 Princess Highway

KOGARAH

2217

$10,904

NGR GROUP PTY LTD

Farm Produce and Supplies Wholesaling

70-76 Princes Highway

ARNCLIFF

2205

$5,000

RARITY SPORT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing

Unit 18, 13 - 15 Wollongong Road

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$49,314

SUNLOTS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD

Building Supplies Wholesaling

16 Gertrude Street

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$44,686

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PTY LIMITED

Pharmaceutical and Toiletry Wholesaling

17 Willis Street

ARNCLIFFE

2205

$79,371

VENTURA MEDIA ASIA PACIFIC PTY LTD

Advertising Services

Suite 2, Level 1, 354 Bay Street

BRIGHTON-LE -SANDS

2216

$20,372

Total grant+A31s paid: 10

$430,720

Source: EMDG database 25 August 2003

Overall Total

$1,665,681