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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2645 ..


Answers to questions

Government—commonwealth grant funding(Question No 2356)

Mr Wall asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 22 March 2019:

(1) Can the Treasurer provide details of any projects and programs where Commonwealth Grant funding was applied for by the ACT Government in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18.

(2) What was the total funding received, by project or program for successful funding applications outlined in part (1).

(3) What is the total expenditure to date on projects and programs identified in part (1).

(4) Can the Treasurer provide details of outcomes, KPI’s and/or reviews required by the Commonwealth Government on projects and programs identified in part (1).

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) to (4) Table 1 below outlines which ACT Government projects and programs applied for and received Commonwealth Grant funding in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 by Directorate, and also includes detail on the: level of funding received and expenditure to date for each grant; and the outcomes, key performance indicators (KPIs), and/or reporting required by the Commonwealth Government for these programs and projects.

Table 1: Programs/projects which received Commonwealth Grant funding in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18

Commonwealth Grant Details

Funding/expenditure to date

Outcomes/Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)/Reporting

ACT Health

Encouraging More Clinical Trials Agreement

Funding under this agreement is aimed at supporting the streamlining of clinical trial operations.

This agreement includes funding of $715,000 over four years from 2017 18.

There has been no expenditure to date as the Office of Research is awaiting the execution of a collaboration agreement.

Project deliverables include:

Statistical algorithm and the development of clinical trials management system;

Beta testing using active clinical trials; and

National Aggregate Statistics reporting through data extraction.

Canberra Health Services

Radiation Diagnostics and Therapy Workforce Programme

All funds contributed to employment and provision of specialist training for trainees in the medical physics workforce.

This program received funding of:

$29,500 in 2015-16;

$147,500 in 2016-17; and

$206,500 in 2017-18.

This funding was fully expended.

Successful completion of training and attainment of certification in medical physics specialty areas.

This funding was subject to biannual reporting on performance of training and trainees.

Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP)

The ACAP received Commonwealth funding of:

$1.249 million in 2015-16;

$1.349 million in 2016-17; and

$1.378 million in 2017-18.

This funding was fully expended.

KPIs are reported quarterly to the Commonwealth who set the KPIs. They are not published.


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