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Friday, 22 March 1985
Page: 798

(Question No. 62)

Mr Blunt asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Environment, upon notice, on 22 February 1985:

(1) What are the details of grants from his Department to each of the following groups involved in the Roxby Downs Blockade during August 1984, Total Environment Centre NSW, Movement Against Uranium Mining (NSW), Friends of the Earth (NSW), People for Nuclear Disarmament (NSW), Friends of the Earth (Vic.), Friends of the Earth's Food Justice Centre, Chain Reaction (Friends of the Earth magazine), Friends of the Earth (National Office) and Northern Territory Environment Centre (a) between July 1983 and April 1984 and (b) since April 1984.

(2) Is it anticipated that any of these organisations will receive further grants.

Mr Cohen —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) From the Grants and Contributions to Conservation organisations:



July 1983 Grants

and since

April 1984(a) April 1984(b)

$ $ Total Environment Centre NSW 5,000 8,000 Friends of the Earth (National Office) 10,000 11,000 Environment Centre NT 20,000 37,000

None of the other groups has received grants from my Department.

(2) No decisions have been made on the allocation of future grants and contributions to conservation organisations. In accordance with the usual practice this matter will be considered following the Budget announcement of the sum to be provided for such grants in 1985-86.