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Tuesday, 13 June 2006
Page: 234


Senator O’Brien asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister in the Senate and Other Ministers on 18 January 2006:

(1)   What programs and/or grants administered by the Department provide assistance to the people living in the federal electorate of Bass.

(2)   When did the delivery of these programs and /or grants commence.

(3)   For each of the financial years 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05, what funding was provided through these programs and/or grants for the people of Bass.

(4)   For the 2005-06 financial year, what funding has been appropriate for these programs and/or grants.

(5)   For the 2005-06 financial year, what funding has been approved under these programs and/or grants to assist organisations and individuals in the electorate of Bass.


Senator Minchin (Minister for Finance and Administration) —The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

I am advised that:

(1)   The Department has no records of programmes and/or grants administered by the department which directly provide assistance to the people living in the federal electorate of Bass.

(2)   Not applicable.

(3)   As advised in response to question (1) above, my department does not fund any programmes in the electorate of Bass.

(4)   Not applicable.

(5)   Not applicable.