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Friday, 25 November 2011
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Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

(Question No. 1286)


Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 27 October 2011:

With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 1020 (Senate Hansard, 12 October 2011, p. 105), why did it take 46 days or thereabouts to have this answer transmitted to the committee.


Senator Conroy: The Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

As per the previous responses provided in Senate Question on Notice 837 and 1020 the answer to question on notice 71 from the Additional Budget Estimates hearing in February 2011 was provided to the Committee on 23 May 2011, immediately after it was approved for tabling and prior to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities appearance at the budget estimates hearing on 24 and 25 May 2011.