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Monday, 19 March 2012
Page: 3483

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Wool Industry Special Appropriations

(Question No. 879)

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 1.6: Wool Industry (page 25), what proportion of the $53,800,000 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 Wool Industry Program 1.6 in the 2011-12 Portfolio Budget Statements is $53,800,000, of this $11,300,000 is Government funded and $42,500,000 is industry funded through the collection of levies.