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Monday, 22 September 2014
Page: 10164

Building Multicultural Communities Program

(Question No. 234)


Ms Rowland asked the Minister for Social Services, in writing, on 15 July 2014:

In respect of Stream 1 funding for the Building Multicultural Communities Program, (a) what was the: (i) total number of applicants, and (ii) name of each applicant, (b) what was the: (i) total number of successful applicants, and (ii) name, (iii) location, and (iv) electorate, of each successful applicant, (c) what sum of funding did each successful applicant received, and for what purpose, and (d) what total number of applicants are awaiting funding, and what is the name of each applicant awaiting funding.


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

(a) (i), (b) (i), (b) (ii) and (b) (iii) Information about grant applicants approved by the former Minister for Multicultural Affairs in August 2013 is available at: http://www.immi.gov.au/about/reports/grants

(ii) See above, the Department does not provide details of unsuccessful applicants.

(b) (iv) The Department did not record the electorate of successful applicants.

(c) See the response to (a) (i), (b) (i), (b) (ii) and (b) (iii) above.

See also the answer to Question on Notice 912 relating to the 2014-15 Budget Estimates Hearings of the Senate Community Affairs Committee, regarding details of Stream 1 organisations that received funding, the amount of funding and the date on which funding payment was processed by the Department.

(d) No organisations are awaiting funding.