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Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Page: 170

Senator O’Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 20 December 2004:

Has Primary Energy Limited sought funding or other assistance from any department or agency for which the Minister is responsible in connection with the company’s ethanol project at Gunnedah; if so, will the Minister provide details including: (a) date; (b) amount of funding or other assistance sought; (c) relevant departmental or agency program from which funding or other assistance was sought; and (d) funding or other assistance provided or currently under consideration.

Senator Ian Campbell (Minister for the Environment and Heritage) —The Minister for Transport and Regional Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:


(a) The application was received by the Namoi Valley Structural Adjustment Package’s Executive Officer in the period between 4 June and 24 June 2003.

(b) $1,100,000 (GST ex)

(c) Namoi Valley Structural Adjustment Package, subsequently rolled into Regional Partnerships Programme in July 2004.

(d) $1,100,000 (GST ex).