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making public comment on any issue; if so, how was the recipient prevented from making public comment.
(4) Has the portfolio provided a grant that was not provided under one of the programs identified in part (1) in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19, (d) 2019-20, (e) 2020-21, and (f) 2021-22.
(5) For each grant referred to in part (4), (a) who received the grant, (b) how was the recipient of the grant identified, (c) what was the purpose of the grant, (d) when did the person receive the grant, (e) what conditions attached to the grant, (f) did the conditions that attached to the grant prevent (or have the effect of preventing) the 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 Cheyne The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
Please refer to the Attachments A - E
Question 588: Minister for the Arts
(1) Public reporting in ACT Government Annual Reports includes the type, monetary value and recipients of Grant funding:
a. Publications - Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (act.gov.au). (CMTEDD)
Further budget information can be found in the ACT Government budget papers.
b. ACT Budget - Treasury
*NOTE portfolios and priorities have changed since 2016, whilst reporting of these grant programs is currently in the CMTEDD Annual Reports now, they may have been reported in other ACT Government Annual Reports previously:
Reporting on 2021-22 grant programs will be reported in the 2021-22 annual report, to collate this information now on any of the 2021-22 grant programs would be an unreasonable diversion of resources.
(a) – (c) Refer to response 1
(d) Most of the grants are expensed through CMTEDD’s Controlled accounts, and are funded using Controlled Recurrent Payments appropriation.
(e) Identifying the number of applications received against each program is an unreasonable diversion of resources.
(f): Specific funding guidelines/criteria and assessment process for each grant program were developed for the information of potential grant applicants. Information is not readily available for this question and would require a significant diversion of resources not readily available in this format.