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Monday, 27 February 2012
Page: 987

Immigration and Citizenship

(Question No. 1528)


Senator Bob Brown asked the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, upon notice, on 2 February 2012:

With reference to the answer provided to question on notice no. 1211 (Senate Hansard, 2 November 2011, p. 8072), what was the 'new or improved technology or business skills' introduced to Australia by Ta Ann Tasmania Pty Ltd.


Senator Ludwig: The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

It is a long-standing practice of the Government to consider commercial information provided to the Government by employers to be confidential. The Government does not disclose information about the commercial affairs of sponsors as this could adversely affect their business and prejudice the future supply of information to the Government.