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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . .

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Community Services Directorate—multicultural portfolio (Question No 708)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Women, upon notice, on 6 April 2016:

Further to the answer to Question No. 486 which stated that, according to Community Participation Output Class 3.1, in the Office for Women, $1.40m was spent in 2013-14, $1.10m in 2014-15 and $1.20m in 2015-16, what is the full breakdown of these costs for each financial year, including (a) grants, (b) programs, (c) related activities, (d) events, (e) promotional material, (f) scholarships and awards, (g) staffing costs and (h) anything else related to the spend for the Office for Women.

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

The advice from the Community Services Directorate is that the full breakdown of costs for each financial year for the items nominated in the question are not in an easily retrievable form and that to collect and assemble the information sought for the purposes of answering the question would be a major task, requiring a significant diversion of resources.

For example, I am advised that the full cost of the various grants programs in each of the nominated financial years would require a calculation of not only the staff costs associated with putting together the community assessment panels but also other related costs such as catering and printing of applications. This information would be difficult to source as it is not held in a discrete place and would vary from year to year depending on the level of staff undertaking the administration of the grants programs. However, reference can be made to the prior year's Hansard, Annual Reports and Budget papers to gather some of the requested information.

Community Services Directorate—multicultural portfolio (Question No 709)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Multicultural and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 6 April 2016:

Further to the answer to Question No. 486 which stated that, according to Community Participation Output Class 3.1, in the Office for Multicultural Affairs, $3.31m was spent in 2013-14, $4.20m in 2014-15 and $3.81m in 2015-16, what is the full breakdown of these costs for each financial year, including (a) grants, (b) programs, (c) related activities, (d) events, (e) promotional material, (f) scholarships and awards, (g) staffing costs and (h) anything else related to the spend for the Office for Multicultural Affairs.

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

The advice from the Community Services Directorate is that the full breakdown of costs for each financial year for the items nominated in the question are not in an easily retrievable form and that to collect and assemble the information sought for the purposes of answering the question would be a major task, requiring a significant diversion of resources.


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