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Wednesday, 8 May 1985
Page: 1582

(Question No. 21)


Senator Crichton-Browne asked the Minister for Finance, upon notice, on 22 February 1985:

(1) Which specific charities and non-government organisations received Federal funding in 1984-85.

(2) What amount of Federal funding did each of these organisations receive in 1984-85.

(3) For what specific projects and purposes will these funds be used.


Senator Walsh —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

Non-government organisations receiving federal funding of some form include business, union, educational, sporting, welfare, consumer, environmental, ethnic and other groups benefiting under a diversity of programs. Extensive effort would be required to identify satisfactorily the bodies concerned. Once identified, further significant effort would be required to identify the specific projects and purposes for which the payments or subsidies were made. The cost incurred in collating that information could not be justified. However details of funds provided to organisations under the Grant-in-Aid scheme are set out in the following table.

1984-85

Grant

$

Attorney-General's

Council for Civil Liberties 5,000 Shorter Trials Committee of Australian Institute of Judicial Administration Incorporation 5,000 The Law Association for Asia and the Western Pacific 5,000

Aviation

General Aviation Association of Australia 15,000 Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia 30,000

Communications

The Australian Council for Radio for the Print Handicapped 25,000

Defence

Royal United Services Institute of Australia 16,000

Education and Youth Affairs

Australian Association of Adult Education 22,000 Australian Council of State School Organisations 45,000 Australian Parents Council 16,500 Australian Outward Bound Memorial Foundation 25,000

Employment and Industrial Relations

National Safety Council of Australia 170,000

Foreign Affairs

Australian Institute of International Affairs 40,000 United Nations Association of Australia 33,000

Home Affairs and Environment

Australian Federation of Consumer Organisations 130,000 Museums Association of Australia 6,000 Federation of Australian Historical Societies 2,000 Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material 2,500

Housing and Construction

Australian Fire Protection Association 30,000 Shelter Incorporated 35,000

Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

The Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia 60,000

Industry and Commerce

Australian Institute of Urban Studies 35,000

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women 5,000 Young Women's Christian Association of Australia 5,000 ACTU Working Women's Centre, Melbourne 40,000 Country Women's Association of Australia 5,000 National Council of Women of Australia 8,000 Women's Electoral Lobby 5,000

Resources and Energy

Australian Geoscience Council 3,000

Science and Technology

Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science 10,000

Social Security

Australian Association for the Mentally Retarded 35,000 Australian Council for Rehabilitation of Disabled 220,000 Disabled Peoples International 100,000 Australian Council of Social Services 230,000 Australian Council for the Ageing 200,000 Australian Early Childhood Association 105,000 ACTU's Social Welfare Research Unit 25,000 Association of Civil Widows (ACW) 3,000

Special Minister of State

Australian Institute of Political Science 3,500 Royal Australian Institute of Public Administration-National Council 7,500 Royal Australian Institute of Public Administration-(ACT Group) 4,000 Royal Humane Society of Australia 10,000

Transport

Australian Motor Cycle Council 5,000

Veterans' Affairs

Returned Services League of Australia 30,000 Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia 5,000