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Monday, 23 September 2002
Page: 4701

Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 6 August 2002:

(1) On how many occasions have the office of the Director of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Mr Toller, or areas in the vicinity of Mr Toller's office, been swept for listening devices.

(2) (a) When did each sweep take place; (b) what was the cost of the work; and (c) what was the outcome of each sweep.

(3) If listening devices were found as a result of the above sweeps; (a) what action or investigations followed the discovery of the devices; and (b) who undertook those investigations.

(4) As a result of the above investigations, were any actions taken against any persons.

Senator Ian Macdonald (Minister for Forestry and Conservation) —The Minister for Transport and Regional Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has provided the following advice.

(1) One.

(2) (a) September 2001.

(b) $4,974.

(c) No listening devices were found.

(3) and (4) Not applicable.