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Monday, 9 August 1999
Page: 7089


Senator O'Brien asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 9 June 1999:

(1) What programs and/or grants administered by the Minister's department provide assistance to people living in the federal electorate of Bass.

(2) What was the level of funding provided through these programs and grants for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 financial years.

(3) What level of funding provided through these programs and grants has been appropriated for the 1999-2000 financial year.


Senator Herron (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

It should be noted that;

A number of activities are funded to one organisation which operates on a state-wide basis, with offices in the south, north and north-west of the state. As the northern office is in Launceston, the allocation to Bass is stated as one third of the total funding to this organisation.

There is also a CDEP activity which operates on a state-wide basis. The allocation apportioned to Bass represents the proportion of participants who live in the electorate.

The 1999/2000 year's allocation have not been fully committed to activities as yet, therefore the total level of funding for the electorate of Bass may alter later in the financial year.

Level of Funding

Program

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00 as at 24/6/98

Art & Cultural

60,219

217,202

100,276

Business Development

82,000

103,500

0

Community Housing & Infrastructure

899,020

1,729,490

729,544

CDEP

0

70,200

440,173

Language Maintenance

58,333

75,000

45,000

Legal Services

288,680

292,638

300,494

Link Up

20,453

29,057

38,957

Public Affairs

9,300

27,789

21,201

TOTAL

1,418,005

2,544,876

1,675,645