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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1850..


The Appropriation Bill 2001-2002 (No. 2) allocated $250,000 in 2001-2002 for the Economic White Paper. None of this funding was expended in 2001-2002 and was subsequently rolled over into 2002-2003. (Refer page 35, 2002-2003 Budget Paper No.4)

A further $250,000 was allocated in 2002-2003 for the Economic White Paper (refer page 35, 2002-2003 Budget Paper No.4). This funding was agreed through the 2nd Appropriation Act 2001-2002 (refer p.133 and 163). The YTD expenditure as at April 2003 is $473,072.

The total amount of funding allocated to the Economic White Paper, as indicated above was $500,000. The YTD expenditure as at April 2003 is $473,072.

The total amount of funding allocated to the Economic White Paper is $500,000. The Appropriation Bill 2001-2002 (No. 2) allocated $250,000 in 2001-2002 for the

Economic White Paper, but was subsequently rolled over into 2002-2003. A further $250,000 was allocated in 2002-2003 for the Economic White Paper as agreed through the 2nd Appropriation Act 2001-2002


The $250,000 published on page. 163, Budget Paper No. 3 refers to the additional funding allocated in 2002-2003 for the Economic White Paper. This is not a rolled over amount.

Women-sport funding

(Question No 672)

Mr Stefaniak

asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

In relation to women's sport funding:

How much funding has been directed to women's sport as at 30 April 2003 under the introduction of the Gaming Machine (Women's Sports) Amendment Bill 2002;

Have the Ministerial Guidelines been prepared to assist clubs to determine whether their donations are eligible community contributions, if so, can a copy please be provided in response to this question, if not, why not;

Has the introduction of this legislation negatively impacted on any other community groups who received community contributions from gaming machine revenue, if so, who are the groups and how much money have they missed out on.

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

Gaming machine licensees are required under section 60D of the Gaming Machine Act 1987 (the Act) to report to the Gambling and Racing Commission on the level of their contributions for a particular financial year within 1 month of the end of that year. Thus in relation to the current financial year, licensees are required to report by 31 July 2003.


Licensees are not required to provide progress reports on the level of community contributions during a financial year. Therefore the Commission does not receive such information and I am unable to provide a progress amount or an estimate of licensees' contributions to women's sport as at 30 April 2003.


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