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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 4467..


(1) 2011-12: $265,000

2012-13: $265,000

2013-15: No funding has been allocated for these years.

(2) The budget provides for 500 rebates per financial year at a rebate amount of $530 for residents who have paid the audit fee and a rebate of $500 for residents who have received the audit free of charge (pensioner concession card holders or as part of a "free"promotion).

(3) Rebate numbers have been consistent for several years and the upper limit of 500 rebates allowed for is adequate to cover this demand.

(4) The audit and rebate components of the program were introduced in October 2004. Previous to that date it was an advisory service only.

(5,6) 2004-05: 26 rebates were paid at a rebate amount of $530 - $13,780

2005-06: 256 rebates were paid at a rebate amount of $530 - $135,680

2006-07: 320 rebates were paid at a rebate amount of $530 - $169,600

2007-08: 423 rebates were paid at a rebate amount of $530 - $224,190

2008-09: 496 rebates were paid at a rebate amount of $530 - $262,800

2009-10: 433 rebates were paid at a rebate amount of $530 - $229,490

2010-11: 462 rebates were paid at a rebate amount of $530 - $244,860

Budget—energy concessions (Question No 1768)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 25 August 2011 (redirected to the Minister for Community Services):

(1) What is the budget allocation for energy concessions scheme for the years 2011-12 to 2014-15.

(2) How many rebates does the budget provide for in each year.

(3) What growth in the number of rebates provided each year has been factored in.

(4) What year was the scheme introduced.

(5) What has been the total cost of rebates paid each year since its inception, for example, the take up rate.

(6) How many rebates were provided in each year since its inception.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1)

a. 2011-12 $6,664,000 b. 2012-13 $7,326,000 c. 2013-14 $8,181,000 d. 2014-15 $8,996,000


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