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Thursday, 5 February 2009
Page: 680


Dr Southcott asked the Minister for Sport, in writing, on 3 December 2008:

In respect of the Active After-school Communities program—

(1)   How many primary schools are eligible for this program.

(2)   How many Outside School Hours Care services are eligible for this program.

(3)   What is the capacity of this program for schools in 2009.

(4)   What is the capacity of this program for Outside School Hours Care Services in 2009.

(5)   What was the funding for this program in the (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07, (d) 2007-08, financial years?

(6)   What is the funding for this program for the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, and (d) 2011-12, financial years.


Ms Kate Ellis (Minister for Youth and Minister for Sport) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   The Active After-school Communities program is offered to all Australian primary schools.

(2)   The Active After-school Communities program is offered to all Child Care Benefit-approved Out of School Hours Care Services.

(3)   The program funding for 2009 enables the support of 3,250 sites, including both schools and Out of School Hours Care Services.

(4)   The program funding for 2009 enables the support of 3,250 sites, including both schools and Out of School Hours Care Services.

(5)   The appropriations for the Active After-school Communities program are as follows:

(a)   2004-05, $11,336,000.

(b)   2005-06, $26,216,000.

(c)   2006-07, $34,234,000.

(d)   2007-08, $39,081,000.

(6)   The Active After-school Communities program is currently funded to December 2010. As with any funding program, future funding will determined through normal budget considerations. The appropriations by financial year are as follows:

(a)   2008-09, $41,763,000.

(b)   2009-10, $41,763,000.

(c)   2010-11, $20,531,000.

(d)   2011-12, to be determined.