Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Monday, 3 November 2003
Page: 21845


Mr McClelland asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, 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 Brough (Minister for Employment Services and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable member's questions:

Defence does not routinely maintain information of this type. Defence's past and present information systems are not configured to readily provide data by electoral division. Consequently, extraction of this data relies on vendor or payee postcode information, and the validity of such data cannot, therefore, be guaranteed. Given the problematic nature of the data available, the following response should be interpreted as representing a best estimate of the information requested:

(1) Defence maintains the following facilities and units in the electoral division of Barton:

(a) Kogarah Multi User Depot;

(b) 23rd Field Regiment, incorporating personnel as follows:

Active Reserve

149

Permanent Force

9

Reserves on Full Time Service

2

(c) 2/17 Royal New South Wales Regiment, incorporating personnel as follows:

Active Reserve

33

Permanent Force

2

(d) One permanent Australian Defence Force member on Long Term Schooling.

In addition to these facilities and employees in Barton, since 1996 Defence has spent a significant amount on goods and services provided by businesses based in Barton. The following table shows indicative expenditure by year and category:

Financial Year

Facilities Operations$m

Major Capital Equipment$m

Operating Leases$m

Repair & Overhaul$m

Suppliers Expenses$m

Total$m

1995-96

0.051

0.125

0.246

0.982

1.403

1996-97

0.298

0.260

0.593

3.307

4.458

1997-98

0.338

0.216

0.006

0.490

4.023

5.072

1998-99

0.317

0.284

0.000

0.439

1.817

2.857

1999-00

0.600

0.293

0.000

0.548

1.541

2.981

2000-01

0.362

0.562

0.881

0.380

2.791

4.976

2001-02

0.181

0.169

3.116

0.472

1.797

5.734

2002-03

0.050

0.275

0.092

0.243

3.483

4.144

Total

2.197

2.182

4.095

3.411

19.740

31.624

Note: Information obtained by searching for Barton postcodes among vendors' mailing addresses on invoices across the requested period, using Defence's Financial Management Information System. Where postcodes span two or more electorates, the relevant totals have been apportioned to Barton on the basis of advice from the Parliamentary Library Service.

(2) Records since 1996 indicate no grants or payments to individual's businesses or organisations of which Defence is aware.