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Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Page: 7566


Senator FIFIELD (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate, Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government) (10:13): Thank you, colleagues. In relation to other communities, there will be support packages that will be developed in a similar way as the one for Ceduna. But the first thing that has to happen is that the government needs to announce the intention for a trial in a particular location. Once that announcement has been made the government will work with local communities through a co-design process on the support package for the trial location.

It is important to see this as enabling legislation. We are in a position where we can confirm Ceduna and where we have announced the support package arrangements for that. But once other trial sites are finalised and announced, then there will be a similar process that will be gone through with those communities to work out similar support arrangements. In relation to Senator Moore's specific question about funding and whether there is a pot of money, we will find the resources that are needed for these support packages.