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Thursday, 24 February 1977


Mr Jacobi asked the Attorney-General, upon notice:

(   1 ) Has Mr Alan Loxton been appointed to review the operations of the Australian Legal Aid Office in Sydney.

(2)   If so, what are the exact terms of reference of his appointment, and will he be in receipt of any remuneration for this review. If so, what amount


Mr Ellicott - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   No.

(2)   Does not arise.

Department of Health: Expenditure in Division of Macarthur (Question No. 1828)


Mr Uren asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(   1 ) What was the amount appropriated for expenditure by his Department in the Division of Macarthur in the financial years 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76 and 1976-77.

(2)   What was the amount actually expended by his Department in the Division of Macarthur in each of the same years.


Mr Hunt - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) and (2) The following tables show the total estimated costs of projects approved and the total amount of funds spent on those projects in the Division of Macarthur for the years shown. It is not possible to give the appropriation figures, as requested, as projects are not appropriated individually.

 

Community Health Program

(1)   Commencing in 1976-77 CHP allocations are in the form of block grants to the States for total annual programs rather than specific allocations to individual projects. This figure represents the amount currently allocated by the State authorities to CHP projects in Macarthur but could be varied by them in the light of changing circumstances.

Hospitals Development Program

For the years 1972-74, no grants were made in the Division of Macarthur under the Capital Cities Hospitals Development Program, later known as the Hospitals Development Program. During 1974-75, the first year of the Hospitals Development Program, two specific projects were approved for funding in the Division of Macarthur. Based on cost estimates, an amount of $25,000 was approved for Kiama Hospital and $400,000 was approved for Campbelltown Hospital.

Subsequently, due to cost revisions approval was given for an actual expenditure by the Commonwealth in 1974-75 of $25,800 and $480,088 for Kiama and Campbelltown Hospitals respectively.

In 1975-76, the system of allocating grants to the States was changed. Commonwealth funds under the Program are now directed towards supplementing a total State program and not individual projects. For that reason, information for 1975-76 and 1976-77 cannot be provided in the form requested by the honourable member.

However, approval was given for the 1975-76 Commonwealth allocation to New South Wales, of $37.7m, to contribute towards the full costs of a total program which included, in the Division of Macarthur, the completion of the project at Kiama, the continuation of the Campbelltown project and the pre-planning of a proposed future project at Camden District Hospital.

Approval was given for the 1976-77 Commonwealth allocation to New South Wales, of $36m, to contribute towards the full costs of a total program which included the continuation of the Campbelltown Hospital project.







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