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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 212

Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, upon notice, on 3 December 2008:

(1) (a)   For the period 1 December 2007 to 30 June 2008, what funds has the Government committed to spend under regulation 10 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (the Act) for each department and/or agency that operates under the Act in the Minister’s portfolio; and (b) how much of this commitment was approved: (i) at the department or agency level, and (ii) by the Minister for Finance and Deregulation.

(2)   How much depreciation funding for each department or agency in the Minister’s portfolio: (a) was available as at 30 June 2008; (b) was spent in the 2007-08 financial year; and (c) was spent in the 2007-08 financial year to directly replace assets for which it was appropriated.

Senator Faulkner (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)

(1) (a)   $6.720 million; and

(b) (i)   $6.720 million; and

(ii)   Nil.


(a)   Nil;

(b)   $18.297 million; and

(c)   $10.093 million.

Australian War Memorial

(1)   Not applicable.


(a)   $14.761 million;

(b)   $15.6 million; and

(c)   $15.6 million.