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Estimates related Questions and Answers Written Questions No.213 to No.237 2011 Estimates



Estimates related Questions and Answers Written Questions No.213 to No.237 2011 Estimates

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ANSWERS TO ESTIMATES COMMITTEE-RELATED WRITTEN QUESTIONS 2011-12 The Territory is currently reviewing its natural disaster insurance arrangements, following changes to the NDRRA announced by the Commonwealth in March 2011. Any whole-of-government insurance policy-related questions should be referred to the Treasurer. Climate Change: 56. The Northern Territory government has committed to become carbon neutral by 2018 under the Northern Territory Climate Change Policy. Under this target, whole-of-government systems to account for greenhouse gas emissions according to recognised international greenhouse accounting standards will be progressively rolled out over the next eight years for government processes. Currently, the Northern Territory government reports against building energy consumption use by government agencies with more than 50 full-time equivalent staff members, and for vehicle emissions from NT Fleet vehicles. In 2009-10, NT Treasurys preliminary building energy consumption was 986 gigajoules corresponding to 216 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. 57. NT Treasury initiated a number of strategies to reduce its carbon emissions during 2009-10 which have continued into 2010-11 including: Increased use of video conferencing facilities; expanding range of 100% recycled paper purchased; ongoing staff education programs such as Green Week and energy use reduction challenges; and, installation of energy-efficient multifunction devices to replace printers and fax machines. 58. (a) NT Treasury is working towards the reduction target set in the Northern Territory government Energy Smart Buildings Policy for the 2010-11 financial year. That target is a 10% reduction in energy use per square metre across the departments building portfolio compared to a 2004-05 baseline. (b) Not applicable. Utilities: 59. Cost of electricity as at 31 March 2011 is $47 758. Treasury does not pay for water as it is included as part of the rent. 60. The projected cost of electricity for the year 2010-11 is $65 356. The projected cost of electricity for the year 2011-12 is $66 990. Treasury does not pay for water as it is included as part of the rent. Public Events: 61. Sponsorship was provided to nine schools/colleges/universities during the period 1 July 2010 to 1 April 2011 as detailed in question No 62. The same level of sponsorship is projected for 2011-12. 62. The level of sponsorship provided is $1560 towards academic awards: Casuarina Senior College Year 12 Graduation Awards Ceremony Excellence in Mathematics $200 Excellence in Accounting $200 Excellence in Economics $200 Darwin High School Excellence Awards Ceremony Year 11 - Accounting $50 Year 12 - Accounting $50 Year 11 - Economics $50 Year 12 - Economics $50 St Philip's College Excellence Award Ceremony Year 11 - Accounting $30 Year 11 - Economics $30 770

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