This amount included amounts for two projects (the Cairns Cultural Precinct and the Essendon Sporting and Community Hub) for which the departmental assessment had not been completed, but for which the Government had announced funding commitments in July and August 2010 respectively in the context of the 2010 General election (see Media Release AA422/2010, Gillard Labor Government to Invest in Cairns’ Future, 7 July 2010, The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government and Jim Turnour MP, Federal Member for Leichardt; and Media Release, Investing in all-Access Essendon Sporting and Community Hub, 8 August 2010, The Hon Jenny Macklin MP Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Hon Bill Shorten MP Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services).
ANAO Audit Report No.7 2011–12
Establishment, Implementation and Administration of the Infrastructure
Employment Projects Stream of the Jobs Fund
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