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the recipient receive the grant, (d) how much was the grant and (e) 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.
(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 Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1. (a)-(f) Answering this question to the level of detail required would require the diversion of significant resources. Links have therefore been provided to published information about grant programs. Portfolio arrangements and administration of grants have changed over time. Details of grant programs are provided in the ACT Health Directorate (ACTHD) and Canberra Health Services (CHS) Annual Report each year. Annual reports dating back to the 2009-2010 financial year are available on the ACTHD website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/data-and publications/reports/annual-reports.
2. (a) Details of grant purposes are provided in ACTHD and CHS annual reports each year.
(b) – (c) Details for grant related budget and expenditure are detailed in Financial Statements included in the Annual Report.
(d) Territorial Grants have consistently been accounted for and reported as ‘administered’ or as ‘expenses on behalf of the Territory’ within the ‘Territorial Financial Statements’ in line with AASB 1050 dating back to the 2016-2017 financial year. Other types of grants (e.g. health promotion grants, research grants) are not accounted for as ‘administered’ items.
(e) – (f) Answering this question to the level of detail required would require the diversion of significant resources.
3 – 4. See response to question 1.
5. Providing this level of detail would require a significant diversion of resources that cannot be justified given the level of information publicly available on grants, as outlined above.
6. See responses above. Details on grant recipients are provided in ACTHD and CHS annual reports. Recipients sign a Deed of Grant which specifies the obligations of both the grant recipient and the ACT Government. ACTHD does not publicly disclose these deeds. However, conditions that apply to grants generally are outlined in the Grant Guidelines for each program.