Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 12 November 2009) . . Page.. 5038 ..
(3) It is not possible to estimate the cost of the IFP in 2009-10 or future years. This is dependent on the value of payroll tax waivers that may be approved and the meeting of related milestones. Factors to note include:
• There is no cash component to the Program.
• The Program is an ‘exceptional opportunities’ program and the Government is not expecting a significant volume of applicants or approved waivers.
• The Global Financial Crisis environment has resulted in the postponement of significant private sector investments at all levels across the economy and low activity in the Program is a reflection of this.
(Question No 365)
Mr Seselja asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 15 October 2009:
(1) What is the cost to the ACT Government of running the Canberra 100 E-Newsletter.
(2) How many (a) people in total currently subscribe to the newsletter and (b) subscribers use an email address ending in “act.gov.au”.
Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1. The initial one-off set up cost for the C100 E-Newsletter was $695. Each new newsletter is updated at an average cost of $300. The newsletters are sent out at a cost of 15 cents per email. Newsletters are sent out four times per year. To date five newsletters have been circulated through a total of 1,217 emails at a total cost of $1,300 to the ACT Government.
2. Currently the C100 E-Newsletter has 764 subscribers and of these 102 have an email address ending in “act.gov.au”.
(Question No 366)
Mr Seselja asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 15 October 2009:
(1) How many businesses paid payroll tax in 2008-09.
(2) What was the average amount paid by (a) businesses and (b) businesses with less than 20 employees.
(3) How much payroll tax is paid by Federal Government departments and agencies.
(4) Given that Budget Paper No. 3 for 2009-10 estimates that payroll tax will increase by six per cent from 2008-09 to 2009-10, which sectors of the ACT economy will drive this increase.