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Wednesday, 31 May 2000
Page: 16792


Mr McClelland asked the Minister for Sport and Tourism, upon notice, on 9 May 2000:

(1) Is the Minister able to say what services operate in the Northern Territory which provide persons with assistance in organising or running sporting or recreational events, including the provision of community recreation officers.

(2) Where does each service operate.

(3) What are the particular services provided by each of the services.

(4) Who operates the services.

(5) What proportion of clients of each of the services identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

(6) How many (a) full time, (b) part-time and (c) casual staff are employed in each of the services, and of the total staff, how many identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

(7) How many (a) full time, (b) part-time and (c) casual staff are employed in each of the services in areas related to the correctional services and justice, and of the total staff, how many identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

(8) What is the total allocation of financial resources provided for the services by the (a) Commonwealth and (b) Northern Territory.

(9) What is the total allocation of financial resources provided for the services in areas related to the correctional services and justice by the (a) Commonwealth and (b) Northern Territory.

(10) What is the total per capita allocation of financial resources provided for the services by the (a) Commonwealth and (b) Northern Territory

(11) What is the total per capita allocation of financial resources provided for the services in areas related to the correctional services and justice by the (a) Commonwealth and (b) Northern Territory.

(12) What proportion of total expenditure by the Commonwealth is the total allocation of financial resources provided for the services in areas related to the correctional services and justice by the Commonwealth.

(13) What proportion of total expenditure by the Northern Territory is the total allocation of financial resources provided for the services in areas related to the correctional services and justice by the Northern Territory.


Miss Jackie Kelly (Minister for Sport and Tourism and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Sydney 2000 Games) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) No. The Commonwealth does not collate specific information on services operating in the Northern Territory that provide persons with assistance in organising or running sporting or recreational events, including the provision of community recreation officers. Assistance for sporting and recreational events (in particular community recreation officers) services is largely a Northern Territory and local government responsibility.

However the Commonwealth, through the Australian Sports Commission's (ASC) Participation Division, has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Northern Territory Department of Sport and Recreation to deliver agreed outcomes in relation to the implementation and support of Active Australia at the territory and local level. An annual schedule reflects target outputs in the areas of registration and recognition of Active Australia providers, Schools Network Providers, Local Council Network Members and public education. The ASC also provides funding to assist with the program delivery initiatives of the Northern Territory Coaching Centre and implementation of the Indigenous Sport Program.

(2) - (7) see response to Q (1)

(8) (a) In 1999-2000 the Commonwealth, through the Australian Sports Commission provided the following funding to the Northern Territory:

$182,666 to implement and support Active Australia initiatives;

$20,000 to assist with the program delivery initiatives of the Northern Territory Coaching Centre; and

$257,433 under the Indigenous Sport Program.

(b) not available.

(9) - (13) see response to Q (1)