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Notice given 16 February 2009

1299  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Status of Women—

(1) (a) What financial or other support has been provided to the Scout Association of Australia in each of the past 5 years; (b) what was the purpose of such assistance; and (c) what were the public policy issues underpinning the decision to grant this assistance.

(2) (a) What financial or other support has been provided to Girl Guides Australia in each of the past 5 years; and (b) what was the purpose of such assistance.

(3) Is the Government aware that Girl Guides Australia is currently proposing to hold events to celebrate ‘100 years of Guiding across Australia’ from September 2009 to February 2011 with an Australian centenary event in January 2010 at Britannia Park, Yarra Junction, Victoria.

(4) Has an application or submission been received from Girl Guides Australia for financial assistance to hold events to celebrate ‘100 years of Guiding across Australia’; if so, has the Government provided such assistance.

(5) Will the Minister meet with representatives of Girl Guides Australia to discuss the need for financial assistance to celebrate the forthcoming centenary of Girl Guides Australia.