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Tuesday, 9 October 2012
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Defence: Commonwealth Grants

(Question No. 1244)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 18 September 2012:

(1) For (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, and (d) 2011-12, how many Commonwealth grants were approved by the Minister's department, and at what total cost?

(2) For 2012-13 (to date), how many Commonwealth grants were approved by the Minister's department and at what total cost, and of these, how many have (a) signed funding agreements, and at what total cost, and (b) been paid to the approved recipients, and at what total cost?


Mr Stephen Smith: the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

Department of Defence[1]

 

No. of Grants Approved

Total cost $m

2008-09

98

$11.895

2009-10[2]

23

$57.323

2010-11

81

$56.592

2011-12

80

$67.677

 

Notes:

1. As published in the Defence Grants Listing at:

http://www.defence.gov.au/header/publications.htm#D.

2. In 2009, the Government agreed to provide an annual contribution of $59.3m (US$40m) for five years to the Afghan National Army (ANA) Trust Fund.

Defence Materiel Organisation

 

No. of Grants Approved

Total cost $m

2008-09

78

$13.0

2009-10

120

$16.0

2010-11

79

$8.0

2011-12

156

$20.4

 

(2)

Department of Defence (2012-13)[1]

2012-13

No. of Grants Approved

Total cost $m

2

17

$0.344

2a

17

$0.344

2b

11

$0.112

 

Note:

1. As published in the Defence Grants Listing at:

http://www.defence.gov.au/header/publications.htm#D.

Defence Materiel Organisation (2012-13)

2012-13

No. of Grants Approved

Total cost $m

2

114

$8.57

2a[1]

114

$10.683

2b

5

$0.117

 

Note:

1. 12 grants approved in previous FYs have a total of $2.72 million in outstanding commitment in FY2012-13.