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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 832..


I am advised that my department has prepared the final version of the issues paper for a review of the Powers of Attorney Act 1956 and that it will be released within the next month.

ACT Multicultural Council

(Question No 1239)

Mr Pratt asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 10 February 2004:

In relation to the ACT Multicultural Council Inc:

1. How much funding did the Multicultural Council receive from the ACT Government to prepare the Multicultural Festival in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02 (c) 2002-03 (d) 2003-04?

2. Does the ACT Government provide the Multicultural Council with any additional funds to that provided for the Multicultural Festival; if so, what were the additional funds provided and for what purpose in the years listed above?

Mr Stanhope: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

1. Nil - The ACT Multicultural Council Inc is not responsible for administering the National Multicultural Festival.

2. The ACT Multicultural Council Inc was provided with funds as at Attachment A.

ATTACHMENT A

Funding provided to the ACT Multicultural Council Inc by the ACT Government

ACT Multicultural Grants Program

Year

Amount

Purpose

2003-2004

$480

Creating, publishing and distributing a Directory containing the contact details and facts on existing culturally and linguistically diverse youth groups

2002-2003

$2,250

Producing a regular newsletter, establishing a multicultural youth network, holding three workshops on child care

2001-2002

$1,000

Producing the bi-monthly newsletter "Multicultural Voices".

2000-2001

$1,000

Provide a pilot program of cultural diversity training workshops, which will include a seminar of guest speakers to establish relevance and increase cognitive appreciation of issues

Community Foundation Grants

Year

Amount

Purpose

2002-2003

$48,953.00

Child Care Program to allow refugee parents to attend English classes at CIT. Please note that the funding is to be allocated over a two-year period. An initial payment of $26,924.15 was made in 2002-2003.


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