Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Questions on Notice

Veterans' Affairs: Government Programs, Initiatives or Decisions (Question No. 2433)

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 Veterans' Affairs, upon notice 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.

Photo of Bob CarrBob Carr (NSW, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Foreign Affairs) Share this | | Hansard source

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) regularly compiles statistics which are made available on its website. As part of these it has provided Federal Electorate Profiles which are updated quarterly, i.e March, June, September, December, since at least 2005. The federal electorate boundaries are those current since the August 2010 Federal Election. These are available at​aboutDVA/​Statistics/​Pages/​Statistics.aspx