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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1458 ..

distributed prior to the end of this financial year. The distribution of funding throughout the financial year is consistent with the protocol used in past years.

3. The nominal budget of SRGP has increased in the past two financial years, in accordance with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). However, the 2001/02 budget was increased by $150,000 due to a 'Treasurer's Advance' that was allocated to SSS FM. The following table illustrates the exact levels of funding:






$2,547,000 ***



*** $2,397,000 (nominal budget) + $150,000 Treasurer's Advance

4. I am not prepared to authorise the use of the very considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member's question. The question is open to various interpretations, any of which would require detailed data extraction.

There is no definitive response to this question based upon current data. Sport and Recreation ACT would need to conduct a comprehensive audit to provide data relating to funding allocated to women's sport organisations and men's sport organisations. If such an audit was conducted the following would dramatically distort the data outcomes:

SRGP funding is not provided on the basis that it must be utilised proportionally for a particular gender, nor a specific target group.

The majority of sport and recreation organisations in the ACT are not gender biased thus provide participation opportunities for both sexes.

Most traditional sports have progressed toward the amalgamation of gender-based organisations (eg. hockey, lawn bowls) to increase efficiency, share resources and provide a common strategic direction for the activity for all participants.

Projects allocated under the SRGP that target women or men might not be at the exclusion of all other participants.

For example, Triennial Assistance provided to ACT Rugby Union ($42,000) is to assist in the provision of services to both female and male members/participants. Whilst the majority of participants of ACT Rugby Union are male, the organisation cannot be categorised as a men's sport organisation.

[Table attached to the reply was lodged with the Chamber Support Office].

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(Question No 535)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, upon notice, on 1 April 2003.

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