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Tuesday, 11 September 2012
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Australian Conservation Foundation

(Question Nos 1175 and 1184)

Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, 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 Garrett: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

DEEWR did not provide any grants to the Australian Conservation Foundation for 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 or 2010-11.

DEEWR provided one grant to the Australian Conservation Foundation in 2011-12, the details are as follows:

Recipient Name

Value (incl GST)

Grant Purpose


Australian Conservation Foundation


To engage with key education for sustainability stakeholders to assess and recommend strategies and actions for the delivery of learning for sustainability outcomes across the Australian Curriculum, as one of three cross curriculum priorities covering Foundation to Year 12 schooling years.

Key stakeholders to be consulted include: the Australian Education for Sustainability Alliance; the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority; Education Services Australia; state, territory and non-government education authorities and teachers and other community education for sustainability stakeholders.

Program 2.6, National Action Plan on Literacy and Numeracy - Strategic Initiatives - COPE