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Wednesday, 25 September 2002
Page: 4947

Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 28 August 2002:

With reference to the answers to questions on notice Nos 497 and 498 (Senate Hansard, 26 August 2002, p. 3556):

(1) Can the Minister provide advice on the known impact of Mundulla Yellow disease, if any, on vegetation in: (a) each region of South Australia; and (b) each state and territory.

(2) (a) What is the total Commonwealth funding for research on Mundulla Yellow disease in the 2002-03 financial year; and (b) from what program is that funding sourced.

Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The full impact of Mundulla Yellows is unknown for any region, state or territory.

(2) The Commonwealth is committed to spending $66,000 on Mundulla Yellows Research in the financial year 2002-03. The money comes from the Bushcare Program of the Natural Heritage Trust.