Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Questions on Notice
Resources and Energy and Tourism: Government Programs, Iniatives and Decisions (Question Nos 2417 and 2418)
asked the Minister for Resources & Energy and the Minister for Tourism, upon notice, on 30 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
(e) can a copy be provided.
The Minister for Resources & Energy and the Minister for Tourism has provided the following response to the honourable senator's question:
The Department of Resources, Energy & Tourism does not brief on electorate-by-electorate dissections for actual or potential Government programs.
The department does however routinely provide briefs that set out government expenditure in specific electorates. These briefs generally coincide with a ministerial visit for a grant announcement, for example, T-QUAL grants and the like.
The information provided in these briefs includes information on Commonwealth government programs, investment and expenditure.