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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 105

Question No. 227

Mr Reeves asked the Minister for Science and Technology, upon notice, on 24 May 1983:

What are the total amounts of all expenditures and/or capital works programs undertaken by the Minister's Department in or related to the Northern Territory for each year from 1978-79 to 1982-83 which were not covered by general or specific grants to the Northern Territory.

Mr Barry Jones —The answer to the honourable member's question is set out as follows:

Expenditure in $000s

Department of Science and Technology

1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83

Space Projects Branch 1,018.0 110.0 116.0 145.0 194.0 Bureau of Meteorology 2, 116.2 2,201.2 2,611.5 2,954.4 3,151.0 CSIRO 1,540.0 1,490.0 1,650.0 2,210.0 2, 490.0

Much of CSIRO's other research activity, consistent with the role of the Commonwealth in a federal system, has application to Australia overall. It would be a difficult and time consuming task to attempt to quantify the extent of the applicability to the Northern Territory of each CSIRO research program.