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Tuesday, 9 October 2012
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Australian Conservation Foundation

(Question No. 1164)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister for the Arts, in writing, on 21 August 2012:

For (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11, and (e) 2011-12, what grants were provided to the Australian Conservation Foundation, including the amount, purpose, and program each was delivered under.


Mr Crean The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) 2007-08

No grants were provided by the Australia Council to the Australian Conservation Foundation for this period. From July 2007 until December 2007, the Office for the Arts was part of the former Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. From January 2008 the Office for the Arts was part of the former Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Data relating to grants by Office for the Arts was collected by the Corporate area of these Departments and is not accessible by the Office for the Arts. To attempt to provide this information would involve an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources.

(b) 2008-09

No grants were provided by the Australia Council to the Australian Conservation Foundation for this period. The Office for the Arts was part of the former Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts at this time. Data relating to grants by Office for the Arts was collected by the Corporate area of this Department and is not accessible by the Office for the Arts. To attempt to provide this information would involve an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources.

(c) 2009-10

No grants were provided by the Australia Council to the Australian Conservation Foundation for this period. The Office for the Arts was part of the former Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts at this time. Data relating to grants by Office for the Arts was collected by the Corporate area of this Department and is not accessible by the Office for the Arts. To attempt to provide this information would involve an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources.

(d) 2010-11

No grants were provided by the Australia Council to the Australian Conservation Foundation for this period. From July 2010 until January 2011, the Office for the Arts was part of the former Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the. Data relating to grants by Office for the Arts for this period was collected by the Corporate area of this Department and is not accessible by the Office for the Arts. To attempt to provide this information would involve an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources. No grants were provided by Office for the Arts to the Australian Conservation Foundation since February 2011.

(e) 2011-12

No grants were provided by the Australia Council or the Office for the Arts to the Australian Conservation Foundation for this period.