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Tuesday, 12 February 2008
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Senator McLucas asked the Minister for Human Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2006:

With reference to applications for relief and/or assistance under the Cyclone Larry/Monica relief package:

(1)  

(a)   How many applications were received; (b) how many were approved; and (c) what was the total funding approved for each application.

(2)   Can a list be provided of the applications that were rejected and the reasons for each rejection.


Senator Ellison (Minister for Human Services) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1)  

(a)   The total number of applications received for Cyclone Larry is 67,728.                The total number of applications received for Cyclone Monica is 929.

(b)  

   The total number of applications granted for Cyclone Larry is 60,074.                The total number of applications granted for Cyclone Monica is 531.

(c)  

   Funding approved for each assistance type is outlined in the table below.

* Not part of this assistance package

(2)   Due to privacy considerations, it is not appropriate to discuss individual cases.

The reasons for rejections were that the claimants did not meet the Australian Government’s guidelines for assistance.