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Thursday, 1 November 2012
Page: 13071

Australian Conservation Foundation

(Question No. 1173)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 21 August 2012:

For (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11, and (e) 2011-12, what grants were provided to the Australian Conservation Foundation, including the amount, purpose, and program each was delivered under.


Mr Burke: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Under my portfolio of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, there have been two grants awarded to the Australian Conservation Foundation since 2007-08; details as follows:

2010-2011

$20,000 (GST exclusive) under the Caring for our Country (Natural Heritage Trust) program for support to the Tasmanian Forests Statement of Principles Signatories.

2011-2012

$20,000 (GST exclusive) as a one-off (non-program) grant to support ongoing involvement in the Tasmanian Forests negotiations under the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement.