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Notice given 25 August 2006

2441  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—With reference to panels of experts used by the Office of Indigenous Policy Co-ordination and the answer to question no. 92 taken on notice during the 2006-07 Budget estimates hearings of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee, which stated that funding was not allocated to each panel but is instead allocated to specific projects, which may be undertaken by panel members: For each project to date, what is: (a) the name and purpose of the project; (b) the location of the community(s) that will participate; (c) the name of the expert(s) that has undertaken the project and how that expert was selected; (d) the start and end date; (e) the amount of funding that has been allocated; and (f) the amount of the above funding allocation that is to be spent on the expert’s fees and costs.

2442  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—With reference to the answer to question no. 62 taken on notice during the 2006-07 Budget estimates hearings of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee, which stated ‘Multi-Agency Common Funding Process - a number of Australian Government agencies have been working through a common funding submission process to put in place a whole of government approach to funding facilities and services for Indigenous communities for 2006-07’:

(1) Can more information be provided on the ‘whole of government approach to funding facilities and services for Indigenous communities’.

(2) Is this process designed to reduce the amount of funding streams that flow between government agencies and community organisations from multiple streams to a single stream.

(3) Will all Federal Government agencies be participating in this process; if not, please list the agencies that will not participate.

(4) Will the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) administer this common funding process; if not, which agency will administer it.

(5) Does this multi-agency process include funding from state and territory agencies.

(6) Would this process result in a common funding pool for community organisations to access.

(7) Will OIPC administer this common funding pool; if not, which agency will administer it.

(8) On what date will this common funding process begin.

(9) Will this common funding process apply to all communities.