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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Page: 12817


Mr SWAN (LilleyDeputy Prime Minister and Treasurer) (15:09): Madam Speaker, I seek the indulgence of the chair to add to an answer.

The SPEAKER: The Treasurer may proceed.

Mr SWAN: I was asked by the member for Mayo during question time about a grant to the Clinton Foundation of $500,000. I pointed out in my answer that the Howard government had provided $25 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Mr Pyne interjecting

The SPEAKER: The Manager of Opposition business will withdraw.

Mr Pyne: Madam Speaker, I withdraw.

Mr SWAN: The $500,000 grant to the Clinton Foundation was made under a program of the Howard government, the International Forest Carbon Initiative, which was a Howard government initiative, and it was made by the minister for climate change.