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Monday, 19 March 2012
Page: 3485

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Quarantine and Export Services Special Account Appropriation

(Question No. 884)

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 2, Program 2.1: Quarantine and Export Services (page 62), what proportion of the $10,189,000 attributed to 'Special accounts', 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 account appropriation attributed to the Quarantine and Export Services Program 2.1 in the 2011-12 Portfolio Budget Statements is $10,189,000, which is all budgeted to be funded by industry through levies appropriated by a special appropriation of $9,493,000 paid into the special account, direct funding from industry to the special account (not through a levy) and interest revenue earned on the balance of industry reserves.