Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Questions on Notice

Community Services and Status of Women (Question Nos 2441 and 2442)

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 Community Services and the Minister for the Status of Women, 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 Chris EvansChris Evans (WA, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The Minister for Community Services and the Minister for the Status of Women provides the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(a) to (e) The Department from time to time prepares briefs with factual information on a specific location (which may include one or more electorates) to support a senior official or Ministerial visit or event.

The Department publishes a series of grant reports by selected boundaries including electorate to assist policy developers, researchers and others better understand how its grant funding is contributing to community services across Australia at: