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Tuesday, 1 November 1983
Page: 2154

Question No. 433


Mr Wells asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 6 September 1983:

What Commonwealth funds, listed by purpose, in the form of (a) grants, (b) subsidies, (c) special purpose grants, (d) dollar for dollar contributions or (e ) other contributions have been partly or totally (i) received or (ii) returned or refused by the Queensland Government, from December 1972 to August 1983.


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

(a)-(e)

(i) Payments received by the Queensland Government from programs administered by my Department for the period 1 July 1972 to 31 August 1983 have all been in the form of special purpose grants and are detailed below.

Payments made

over period

1 July 1972 to Purpose of grant

31 August 1983

$m Payments under Road Grants Acts 1,133.41 Australian Bicentennial Road Development Program 35.43 Beef Cattle Roads 9.97 Barkley Highway Maintenance . 03 Road Safety Improvements .44 Road Safety Practices .31 Urban Public Transport 64.11 Railway Mainline Upgrading 20.30 Transport Planning and Research 7.19

Total 1,271.19

(ii) Details are not readily available of the amounts the Queensland Government has returned or refused. It is considered that the resources required to ascertain this information cannot be justified.