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Thursday, 29 October 2009
Page: 7734


Senator Carr asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 15 September 2009:

With reference to the Australian National Audit Office audit report no. 22 of 2007-08, Administration of grants to the Australian Rail Track Corporation: (a) what action has been taken to comply with recommendations nos 1 and 2; and (b) was there a need to seek additional funding in subsequent budgets for any additional costs incurred in implementing each recommendation; if so, how much.


Senator Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(a)   The Department takes into account the measures identified in ANAO recommendations 1 and 2 in preparing its advice.

(b)   No.