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Monday, 3 April 2000
Page: 15104


Ms Burke asked the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 16 February 2000:

(1) Has funding been provided by his Department to the Convention of Ambulance Authorities, also known as the Convention of Ambulance Authorities of Australia and New Zealand, for any purpose.

(2) If so, has this funding been provided for, but not limited to, the establishment of a body provisionally titled (a) Ambulance Australia, (b) Australian Ambulance Board, (c) Australian Ambulance Education Council or (c) Australian Ambulance Registration Board, or similar names.

(3) What are the purposes of the proposed bodies.

(4) Under whose auspices are the bodies to be incorporated.

(5) To whom will the bodies report.

(6) On what basis were requests for funding made.

(7) When were applications for funding made.

(8) What sum was sought, and what sum has been provided for the proposals.

(9) Under which scheme administered by his Department did the bodies qualify for funding.

(10) Is he able to say (a) who currently provides funding to the Convention of Ambulance Authorities, also known as the Convention of Ambulance Authorities of Australia and New Zealand and (b) to whom does it report.

(11) Are any of the proposed or existing bodies to act as an Industry Training Advisory Board, or have a similar function; if so, when are the bodies to be formed and become operational.


Dr Kemp (Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) No funding has been provided by my Department to the Convention of Ambulance Authorities, also known as the Convention of Ambulance Authorities of Australia and New Zealand, for any purpose.

(2 - 11) Not applicable.