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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Page: 1652

Senator Cormann asked the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, upon notice, on 12 February 2008:

(1) (a)   Since 24 November 2007, what federal funding, programs and/or services to Western Australia have been cut and/or discontinued in any of the Minister’s portfolio agencies; and (b) what savings have been made from these cuts.

(2) (a)   What plans does the Government have to cut and/or discontinue federal funding, programs and/or services to Western Australia in any of the Minister’s portfolio agencies in the coming period; and (b) what estimated savings would be made from these cuts.

Senator Sherry (Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law) —The Minister for Finance and Deregulation has supplied the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance), Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), Australian Reward Investment Alliance (ARIA), National Archives of Australia (NAA), Future Fund Management Agency (FFMA), and ComSuper.


(a)   Nil

(b)   Nil

(2) (a)   and (b) Updated program estimates will be announced in the 2008-09 Budget. The Government will also undertake a comprehensive review of expenditure. The Government will release the review’s findings in the 2008-09 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.