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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 2 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 628..

(2) See answer to (1) above.

Arts and letters-funding

(Question No 844)

Mr Mulcahy

asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 14 February 2006:

Has triennial funding for the Arts been increased by the consumer price index for the next round of funding; if not,

(a) what is the basis on which funding for the Arts has been determined for the next triennium and

(b) how does the Government expect Arts bodies in the ACT to cope with unavoidable cost increases such as wages.

Mr Stanhope

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

The ACT Arts Funding Program is not CPI indexed, therefore multiyear or 'triennial' funding for the 2006-2007 year did not receive a CPI increase.

(a) The basis of funding for the next triennium has been determined by current commitments to multiyear organisations plus an allocation for anticipated multiyear commitments.

(b) Arts bodies are independent organisations and are therefore responsible for the remuneration of staff. However, for the 2006-2008 triennium, in order to assist arts organisations with increasing costs, the ACT Government provided an increase equal to the CPI for the first year of all new triennial funding agreements.

Motor vehicles-home-garaged

(Question No 845)

Mrs Dunne

asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 14 February 2006:

(1) How many cars in your department with ACT Government numberplates are home garaged every day;

(2) How many are garaged by officers on call;

(3) Of those which are not garaged by officers on call, (a) how many cars are there, (b) in which suburbs are they garaged and (c) in the week commencing 13 February 2006, for each car, how many kilometres were driven (i) to and from work and (ii) for work purposes.

Mr Stanhope

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

As Minister for the Environment I shall be providing a separate response in relation to sections within Environment ACT.

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