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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (25 October) . . Page.. 4400 ..


2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Invoice adjustments by exemption or waiver Amount Number Amount Number Amount Number ACTAS approved waiver or exemption Cancellation, wrongful billing, section 38 (2), Emergencies Act 2004 Nil Nil $0.012m 16 $0.012m 15 Waiver - exceptional personal or other circumstances. Nil Nil $0.015m 18 $0.019m 23 ACTAS approved waiver or exemption - Sub Total $0.028m 34 $0.031m 38 Private Health Insurance $5.834m 7,091 $6.178m 7,507 $7.050m 8,433 Pension and Concession Card Holders $2.540m 3,147 $2.620m 3,188 $3.370m 4,117 Reciprocal State or Territory arrangement $0.031m 38 $0.042m 50 $0.041m 47 Road Traffic Accident - - $0.004m 5 $0.002m 2 School Students $0.005m 6 $0.008m 9 $0.013m 15 Grand Total $8.410m 10,282 $8.880m 10,793 $10.507m 12,652

(b) The ACT Government is generally unaware of the specific exemption or waiver a recipient may seek to utilise. A money value cannot be attributed to an exemption or waiver until such time as the invoice recipient notifies the ACT Government of their intention to seek either the exemption or the waiver.

Chief Minister's Charitable Fund—administration (Question No 1744)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 21 September 2018:

(1) What percentage of funding from the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund will be spent on administrative activities.

(2) Has the ACT Government provided a target or a maximum percentage of funds that can be spent on administration.

(3) What will be the reporting requirements for the fund to ensure transparency and accountability regarding the allocation of funding and the Fund's administrative costs.

(4) What will be the process for community organisations to apply for funding through the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund, how will applications be considered and against what criteria.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Based on the Government's financial contribution of $5 million to the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund, 4.5% in the first year and 2.5% in later years will be spent on administrative fees and expenses. This is at the lower end of administrative expenses for funds of this nature.

(2) The Chief Minister's Charitable Fund Funding Deed is publicly available on the ACT Government web site and provides for a maximum of $225,000 to be spent on administrative fees and costs in the first year of operation, and a maximum of $125,000 in subsequent years.

(3) Within 30 days of signing of the Funding Deed, the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund was required to provide to the Territory for its approval a Business Plan in respect of the 2018-19 Financial Year. On or before 30 May 2019, the Chief Minister's Charitable Fund must provide to the Territory a Business Plan in respect of the


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