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Notice given 10 April 2007

3100  Senator Carr: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training—With reference to the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Indigenous Trials:

(1) (a) For the COAG Indigenous community trials in the Murdi Paaki region, what is the amount that the department has expended in support of the trial to date, disaggregated to indicate administered funds and departmental expenses; and (b) for the administered funds, can the figure be further disaggregated to indicate the amount expended on individual activities or programs, not including funds for programs that would have been administered irrespective of the COAG trial.

(2) Have these trials formally ended; if so, when did they end.

(3) Can the Minister confirm that the Murdi Paaki Regional Council has helped to devise a number of community action plans for communities in the Murdi Paaki region; if so, what role has the department played in putting those plans into action.

3102  Senator Carr: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Indigenous Trials:

(1) (a) For each of the COAG Indigenous community trials in the Cape York and Shepparton regions, what is the amount that the department has expended in support of the trials to date, disaggregated to indicate administered funds and departmental expenses; and (b) for the administered funds, can the figures be further disaggregated to indicate the amount expended on individual activities or programs, not including funds for programs that would have been administered irrespective of the COAG trial.

(2) Have these trials formally ended; if so, when did they end.

3105  Senator Carr: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—

(1) Can a list be provided of Job Network providers that currently service remote areas.

(2) For each financial year since 2002-03: (a) how many Job Network providers have serviced remote areas; (b) what amount of the total funding allocated to Job Network providers have these providers received; (c) how many job outcomes have these providers achieved, including: (i) at first instance, (ii) at 13 weeks, and (iii) at 26 weeks; and (d) what global percentage of the Job Seeker Account amount available have these providers used.

(3) (a) To date, how much has been spent of the 2006-07 Budget measure, ‘Strengthening Indigenous Communities - enhanced opportunities for employment and participation in remote communities’, worth $17.9 million over 4 years and $3.7 million in the first year; (b) of this amount, how much has been directed to: (i) Job Network, (ii) Centrelink, and (iii) the department; and (c) for each of the above, as a result of the funding, what extra work or activity has been generated.