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Wednesday, 19 October 1983
Page: 1981

Question No. 443


Mr Wells asked the Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, upon notice, on 6 September 1983:

What Commonwealth funds, listed by purpose, in the form of (a) grants, (b) subsidies, (c) special purpose grants, (d) dollar for dollar contributions or (e ) other contributions have been partly or totally (i) received or (ii) returned or refused by the Queensland Government, from December 1972 to August 1983.


Mr Cohen —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

A total of $5,602,448 was paid to the Queensland Government or its agencies in the period December 1972 to August 1983 through programs administered by organisations that now constitute the Ministry of Home Affairs and Environment. As far as can be determined, no funds have been refused or returned. An analysis of the total payment made during the period in question appears below:

Special Dollar for

purpose dollar Other

Grants Subsidies grants contributions contributions Total

$ $ $ $ $ $ Environment Division . . . . 758,000 33,000 . . 791,000 National Estate Program 3,589,333 . . . . . . . . 3,589,333 Bureau of Flora and Fauna 480,543 . . . . . . . . 480,543 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority . . . . 448,133 . . . . 448,133 Australia Council 293,439 . . . . . . . . 293,439

Total 4,363,315 . . 1,206,133 33,000 . . 5,602,448