To ask the Minister for Higher Education and Skills: on which dates between 2 December 2010 and 14 April 2011 did the minister visit any locality within the city of Ballarat, and on each occasion:
(1) Who did the minister meet with.
(2) Did the minister make any commitment of public funds; and if so, for each commitment made —
(a) what was the dollar value of the commitment;
(b) to which individual or group was the commitment of funds made; and
(c) for what project or purpose were these funds committed.
I am informed as follows:
I have visited numerous municipalities and communities throughout regional and country Victoria during specified periods. I did not visit the city of Ballarat during the specified period but expect to do so in the near future.