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Monday, 19 March 2012
Page: 3483

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Dairy Industry Special Appropriation

(Question No. 881)

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 1.8: Dairy Industry (page 26), what proportion of the $46,283,000? 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 Dairy Industry Program 1.8 in the 2011-12 Portfolio Budget Statements is $46,283,000, of this $17,557,000 is Government funded and $28,726,000 is industry funded through the collection of levies.