Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Questions on Notice

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (Question No. 2421)

Photo of Eric AbetzEric Abetz (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) Share this | | Hansard source

asked the Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 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

(e) can a copy be provided.

Photo of Joe LudwigJoe Ludwig (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) Share this | | Hansard source

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

To support the Prime Minister attending events and functions across Australia, the Department routinely provides electorate data for the National Solar Schools Program and the Solar Hot Water Rebate.

Consistent with longstanding practice, departments provide a range of advice to relevant ministers. Consideration of these briefs is a matter for the Australian Government.