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9 August 2005

1884  MR BOWEN: To ask the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—

(1) What is the estimated cost of the advertising campaign to inform the public of th e Government’s industrial relations reforms.

(2) What are the names and postal addresses of the advertising agencies that the department has engaged to assist with this campaign.

(3) Has the department engaged any consultants to advise on the messages or directions of the advertising campaign, if so, which consultants and what are their postal addresses.

(4) Will (a) Mr Mark Pearson and (b) Mr Ted Horton play a role in the advertising campaign.

(5) Has the department engaged a consultancy in which (a) Mr Pearson and (b) Mr Horton is a partner or is otherwise financially associated.

(6) Has the department engaged Starcom Worldwide in respect of this advertising campaign.

DR LAWRENCE: To ask the Ministers listed below (questions Nos. 1891 - 1909)—

(1) Is the Minister's department providing any funds to organisations which require their employees to meet certain religious requirements (eg membership of a particular church or religious group) as a condition of their employment; if so, will the Minister identify the organisations.

(2) Does the Minister's department provide funds to any organisations for programs which include religious instructions, or faith-based counselling; if so, will the Minister identify the organisations.

(3) Does the Minister's department place any requirements on church and charitable organisations which receive funds from the department that the funds not be used for religious or evangelical purposes; if so, what are the  guidelines or requirements.

(4) How does the Minister's department ensure that services and programs funded by the Government and delivered by church and charitable organisations are not used for religious or evangelical purposes.

1901  DR LAWRENCE: To ask the Minister for Education, Science and Training.

1902  DR LAWRENCE: To ask the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

1924   MR TANNER : To ask the Prime Minister—

(1) Can he confirm that the image in the report in the online version of Army News dated 11 March 2005 showing him signing an Australian flag is accurate.

(2) On how many occasions since March 1996 has he signed an Australian flag and for which organisations were the flags signed.

(3) What steps did he take to ensure that these flags would not be used for fundraising or other inappropriate purposes.

MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Ministers listed below (questions Nos. 1958 - 1976)—

(1) What sum did the department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio spend on recruiting staff in (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003, (c) 2003-2004, and (d) 2004-2005.

(2) For ( a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003, (c) 2003-2004, and (d) 2004-2005, what sum was paid to contractors to provide recruitment services and who were the contractors involved.

(3) For (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003, (c) 2003-2004, and (d) 2004-2005, how many staff were employed by the department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio arising from these recruitment efforts.

1958  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Prime Minister.

1959  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Trade.

1960  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Treasurer.

1961  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Defence.

1962  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

1963  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Transport and Regional Services.

1964  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing.

1965  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Attorney-General.

1966  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Administration.

1967  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

1968  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Education, Science and Training.

1969  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

1970  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources.

1971  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

1972  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

1973  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage.

1974  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

1975  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Human Services.

1976  MR K. J. THOMSON: To ask the Minister for Veterans' Affairs.