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Tuesday, 1 November 1983
Page: 2158

Question No. 525

Mr Connolly asked the Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, upon notice, on 14 September 1983:

Is he able to say (a) whether contributions to the World Wildlife Fund are tax deductible and (b) what are the projects within Australia on which the World Wildlife Fund will spend 80 per cent of its funds collected in Australia.

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

(a) Contributions to the World Wildlife Fund Australia are tax deductible.

(b) The World Wildlife Fund Australia, in its conservation program 1983, sets out the following projects on which it will spend at least 80 per cent of its funds collected in Australia:

Conservation of the bilby

Conservation of the Huon pine

Determination of the ranges and status of Australia's rarest birds

A survey of Brisbane's wildlife

A study of the grey swiftlet in north-east Queensland

Conservation of Australia's rare and endangered bats

A study of Australia's vulnerable plants

Herdsman Lake (Western Australia) nature study centre

National rainforest study

Forest management for the survival of Leadbeater's possum

Status, distribution and conservation of the yellow-rumped pardalote in Western Australia

Establishment of a captive colony of numbats

The Australian grayling

A network of conservation reserves for Western Queensland, Part 2

An investigation into the numbers of the freckled duck

An investigation into the sticknest rats of Australia

Propagation of threatened Australian plants in Victorian reserves

Conservation of the purple-crowned wren in northern Australia

Transportation of koalas to new habitats

Ensuring the survival of the plains-wanderer

Saving the eastern barred bandicoot.