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Monday, 11 August 2003
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Senator Brown asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 15 May 2003:

With reference to the 2003-04 budget:

(1) For each of the financial years from 2002-03 to 2006-07: can a breakdown be provided of the `Greenhouse - meeting the challenge of climate change' program in Table A1 of the Environment Statement, in the same format as was provided in Table A2.1 of the 2002-03 Environment Statement (i.e. give the expenditure for each individual activity within the greenhouse program and show the adjustment for the discontinuation of the Capital Use Charge (CUC)).

(2) For each of the financial years from 2002-03 to 2006-07: how much has been allocated to the Natural Heritage Trust and what effect does the discontinuation of the CUC have.

(3) For each of the financial years from 2002-03 to 2006-07: how much has been allocated to the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality and what effect does the discontinuation of the CUC have.


Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) A table listing the individual programs within the `Greenhouse - meeting the challenge of climate change' is attached.

Funding for the Capital Use Charge (CUC) and the estimated payment back to the Budget equalled each other, i.e. it had no net impact on the funding for individual programs. The adjustment to both the Appropriation Revenue and Expense estimates for the Australian Greenhouse Office in 2003-04 was $2.307m, and in 2004-05 $2.301m. The CUC had not been applied to other forward years.

(2) Expenditure estimates for the Natural Heritage Trust, 2002-03 to 2006-07

2002-03 $m

2003-04 $m

2004-05 $m

2005-06 $m

2006-07 $m

250.0

250.0

310.0

310.0

300.0

The discontinuation of the CUC has no impact on the allocation of funding to the Natural Heritage Trust.

(3) Expenditure estimates for the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality, 2002-03 to 2006-07

2002-03 $m

2003-04 $m

2004-05 $m

2005-06 $m

2006-07 $m

62.1

113.8

152.7

149.1

119.3

The discontinuation of the CUC has no impact on the allocation of funding to the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality.

Program

Revised Estimate2002-03

Forward Estimates

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

$m

$m

$m

$m

$m

Working With Industry

Greenhouse Gas Abatement Program

33.690

43.030

58.554

72.142

49.348

GGAP - Rephase from 2001-02

1.448

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

GGAP Rephase to future years

-19.050

0.000

0.000

0.000

-6.573

Reconciliation of MBE drawdowns and appropriations - to be resolved

0.000

0.000

-0.290

-5.089

-0.928

Greenhouse Gas Abatement Program

16.088

43.030

58.264

67.053

41.847

Renewable Energy Commercialisation Program

5.950

14.018

2.289

0.000

0.000

RECP - Rephase to Bill 3 from 2001-02

1.463

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

RECP - Rephase to future years

-2.477

0.000

2.477

0.000

0.000

RECP

4.936

14.018

4.766

0.000

0.000

Renewable Energy Commercialisation Program

8.001

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

Renewable Energy Commercialisation Program

12.937

14.018

4.766

0.000

0.000

Efficiency Standards for Power Generation

0.608

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

Photovoltaic Rebate Program

5.734

2.161

0.000

0.000

0.000

PVRP - Rephase Admin'd from 2001-02

0.052

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

Less PVRP Administered

-5.454

-1.827

0.000

0.000

0.000

Plus PVRP Administered

5.454

1.827

0.000

0.000

0.000

Photovoltaic Rebate Program

5.786

5.761

0.000

0.000

0.000

Alternative Fuels Conversion Program

5.950

4.328

10.691

15.428

17.666

Greenhouse Challenge

4.509

4.227

0.000

0.000

0.000

Energy Efficiency Improvement in Commonwealth Operations

1.031

0.691

0.000

0.000

0.000

Energy Performance Codes and Standards

2.684

3.734

0.000

0.000

0.000

Renewable Energy Equity Fund

2.567

3.047

3.300

1.465

1.098

Renewable Energy Internet Site

0.045

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

Renewable Energy Showcase

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

Mandatory Targets for the Uptake of Renewable Energy in Power Supplies

0.459

2.825

0.000

0.000

0.000

Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator

1.688

1.500

0.000

0.000

0.000

ORER Approp Rec'ble - Comcover

0.019

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

ORER - CSS/PSS Employer Contributions

0.000

0.006

0.006

0.006

0.006

Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator

1.707

1.506

0.006

0.006

0.006

Bush For Greenhouse

1.023

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

Less 2002-03 budget savings*

-5.663

0

0

0

0

CUC & Parameter Attribution & CSS/PSS Supplementation

0.269

-0.102

0.058

0.058

0.058

CUC & Parameter Attribution & CSS/PSS Supplementation

0.269

-0.204

0.058

0.058

0.058

Adjustments to be met from cash holdings

-5.125

-0.306

0.116

0.115

0.115

TOTAL Working With Industry

50.267

82.861

77.143

84.067

60.732

Working With The Community

Cities for Climate Protection

2.502

2.770

0.000

0.000

0.000

Cool Communities

1.900

1.808

0.000

0.000

0.000

Greenhouse Friendly

0.350

0.600

0.000

0.000

0.000

Renewable Remote Power Generation Program

17.850

16.682

29.835

25.186

23.932

RRPGP - Rephase Departmental to future years

-1.200

0.000

0.000

1.200

0.000

less RRPGP Administered

-15.004

-14.282

-27.293

-25.186

-23.932

Plus RRPGP Administered

15.004

14.282

27.293

25.186

23.932

RRPGP

16.650

16.682

29.835

26.386

23.932

TOTAL Working With The Community

21.402

21.860

29.835

26.386

23.932

Greenhouse Policy

Domestic NPPs 2001-02

NGS - Vocational Training

0.641

0.648

0.656

0.000

0.000

NGS - Life Cycle Assessment

0.205

0.207

0.164

0.000

0.000

NGS - Synthetic Gases

0.175

0.177

0.179

0.000

0.000

NGS - Travel Demand Management

0.641

0.648

0.656

0.000

0.000

Stationary energy supply

1.230

0.998

1.011

0.000

0.000

Sustainable transport

0.769

0.921

0.788

0.000

0.000

Gr'hse Proj & Abatement Analysis

1.410

1.426

1.444

0.000

0.000

Strategic Policy

1.037

1.049

1.062

0.000

0.000

Domestic Greenhouse Policy Development

6.108

6.074

5.960

0.000

0.000

International NPP's 2001-02

Climate Change International

2.290

2.405

2.536

0.000

0.000

National Sinks

1.072

1.073

1.084

0.000

0.000

NGGI

1.990

1.992

2.013

0.000

0.000

Greenhouse International Policy and Reporting and Greenhouse Sinks

5.352

5.470

5.633

0.000

0.000

Greenhouse Science

3.849

4.096

0.000

0.000

0.000

National Carbon Accounting System for Land Based Sources and Sinks

5.318

2.672

0.000

0.000

0.000

Market Approaches

0.420

0.934

0.000

0.000

0.000

Impacts and Adaptations

0

0.643

0

0

0

CUC & Parameter Attribution & CSS/PSS Supplementation

0.2688

-0.102

0.0582

0.0576

0.0576

CUC & Parameter Attribution & CSS/PSS Supplementation

0.2688

0

0.0582

0.0576

0.0576

CUC & Parameter Attribution & CSS/PSS Supplementation

0.2688

-0.102

0.0582

0.0576

0.0576

Adjustments to be met from cash holdings

0.806

-0.204

0.175

0.173

0.173

TOTAL Greenhouse Policy

21.854

19.685

11.768

0.173

0.173