Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Questions without Notice: Additional Answers
I have some further information for Senator Collins in relation to a question she asked me on Thursday about the Melba Foundation. I can confirm to Senator Collins that I approved a grant of $275,000 to the classical recording charitable trust the Melba Foundation, on the basis of departmental advice. I can also inform Senator Collins that, in 2009-10, the Hon. Peter Garrett on the same basis approved a grant of $1 million to the Melba Foundation; in 2010-11, the Hon. Peter Garrett approved a grant of $750,000 to the Melba Foundation; and, in 2011-12, the Hon. Peter Garrett approved a grant of $500,000 to the Melba Foundation.