Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Questions on Notice
Government Program Initiatives (Question Nos 2415, 2424, 2431, 2432 and 2443)
asked the Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, the Minister representing the Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare and the Minister representing the Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, upon notice, on 31 October 2012:
Since 1 July 2010, have any electorate-by-electorate dissections for actual or potential Government programs, initiatives or decisions been prepared by departments, agencies or authorities within the Minister ' s portfolio; if so, for each dissection:
(a) what has been its purpose;
(b) what resources have been used;
(c) who requested it;
(d) to whom has it been circulated; and
The Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Childcare has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:
To support the Ministers attending events and functions across Australia, the Department routinely provides briefs that set out government expenditure in specific electorates.
The information provided in these briefs includes information on Commonwealth Government programs, investment and expenditure.
Consistent with longstanding practice, departments provide a range of advice to relevant Ministers. Consideration of these briefs is a matter for the Australian Government.