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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Page: 1655


Senator Cormann asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General and the Minister for Home Affairs, 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 Ludwig (Minister for Human Services) —The Attorney-General and the Minister for Home Affairs have provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s questions:

(1)  

(a)   Since 24 November 2007 there have been no cuts in Australian Government funding, programs or services to Western Australia in agencies in the Attorney-General’s portfolio

(b)   not applicable.

(2)  

(a)   In the coming period to the end of the current financial year, the Government has no plans to cut funding, programs or services to Western Australia in any agencies in the Attorney-General’s portfolio.

(b)   not applicable.