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Notice given 18 July 2003

1640  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Family and Community Services—With reference to the Carer’s Allowance:

(1) What adjustment did the Commonwealth make to the Carer’s Allowance in the 2003-04 Budget.

(2) What assessment was made of the impact of the goods and services tax in eroding the real value of the Carer’s Allowance.

(3) What assessment has the Commonwealth conducted of the financial cost savings to government of the provision of unpaid community care.

(4) What assessment did the Commonwealth conduct with regard to the adequacy of the Carer’s Allowance.

1641  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—With reference to the provision of global education in Tasmania:

(1) What is the strategy for the provision of global education in Tasmania following the cessation of funding to the Tasmanian Development Education Centre.

(2) (a) Who developed the strategy; and (b) was this done in consultation with anyone; if so, who.

(3) What is the allocated expenditure for the 2003-04 financial year.

(4) (a) What is the target group in Tasmania; and (b) what are their needs as identified by the Government.