Senate debates

Thursday, 17 October 2019


Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019, Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019; In Committee

11:10 am

Photo of Rex PatrickRex Patrick (SA, Centre Alliance) Share this | Hansard source

Once again, excuse my ignorance on all of the grant processes that the Commonwealth has. I'd like an understanding as to when these grants are being decided upon, and one might presume there might be huge demand for these funds. I presume there will be a panel of independent experts, including officials from government, that makes a recommendation to a minister, or is it simply going to be a minister who makes the determination?


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