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Monday, 19 March 2012
Page: 3482

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Fishing Industry Special Appropriation

(Question No. 877)

Mr John Cobb asked the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, in writing, on 27 February 2012:

In respect of the 2011-12 Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry in the Portfolio Budget Statements, Table 2.1, Outcome 1, Program 1.4: Fishing Industry (page 25), what proportion of the $16,447,000 attributed to 'Special appropriations', is budgeted to be funded by (a) the Government, and (b) industry.

Mr Burke The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The special appropriation attributed to the Fishing Industry Program 1.4 in the 2011-12 Portfolio Budget Statements is $16,447,000, of this $16,297,000 is Government funded and $150,000 is industry funded through the collection of levies.