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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
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Senator Cormann asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sport, 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 made from these cuts.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Minister for Sport has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   There were no cuts at Additional Estimates that were specific to Western Australian funding, programs and services.

(2)   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.