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recipient making public comment on any issue; if so, how was the recipient prevented from making public comment and (g) how much was the grant.
(6) Does the Government report or disclose publicly the recipients of grants and the conditions that attach to those grants.
Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
Please refer to the Attachments A – D
Question 594: Minister for Disability
Answering this question to the level of detail required would require the diversion of significant resources.
For the period requested links have been provided to published information about grant programs.
1(a) Portfolio arrangements and administration of grants have changed over time. There are currently two grant programs in the Disability portfolio.
The Disability Inclusion Grants provide funding for local clubs, groups, community organisations and small businesses to promote social inclusion for people with disability through the removal of barriers to participation.
The I-Day Grants provides funding to individuals and community groups to develop a program or event to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability (I-Day) held annually on 3 December.
The outcome of these grants is reported in the annual report and this information is available publicly from the following sites:
• Community Services Directorate Annual Report 2016-17
• Community Services Directorate Annual Report 2017-18
• Community Services Directorate Annual Report 2018-19
• Community Services Directorate Annual Report 2019-20
• Community Services Directorate Annual Report 2020-21
(b)This information is provided at the websites in question 1(a).
(c) This information is provided at the websites in question 1(a).
(d) These grants are paid through the territories controlled accounts and are therefore not accounted for as administered items.
(e) Providing this level of detail would require the diversion of significant resources.
(f) Grants are assessed through a panel arrangement; the panel is comprised of government and community members. All panel members are required to sign a conflict of interest declaration to ensure that there are no conflicts with grant applicants. Once recommendations are put forward by the panel, these are approved by the panel Chair and the relevant delegate