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Tuesday, 27 June 2000
Page: 15781

Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Science and Resources, upon notice, on 4 May 2000:

(1) Do chairpersons of any boards that administer agencies within the Minister's portfolio receive any payments, or other allowances, in addition to those paid to other board members; if so: (a) what is the nature these additional payments or allowances. and (b) how is the quantum of these additional payments determined.

(2) On how many occasions since January 1998 have the above payments been varied, and in each case: (a) what was the reason for the variation; (b) who determined the quantum of the variation; and (c) what was the quantum of the variation.

Senator Minchin (Minister for Industry, Science and Resources) —The answer to the honourable senator's question follows:

Refer to my response to question 2154.