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18 October 2010

32  MR SCOTT: To ask the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities—In respect of his deliberations on the process for granting or denying environmental approval to projects in planning of resource companies Santos and BG Group: (a) will he make public the scientific evidence provided to his department by these two companies that was used to assist his decision making; if so, by what date; if not, why not; and (b) will he provide detailed information on his deliberations; if so, by what date; if not, why not.

33  MR TRUSS: To ask the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport—Further to his answer to question in writing 1330 ( House Hansard , Tuesday 15 June 2010, page 5466), when will the report on the social and financial considerations used in making the decision to build Section B of the Cooroy to Curra upgrade of the Bruce Highway be released.

34  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) During her time as Minister, has she visited H ornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital; if so, on what dates.

(2) Can she indicate whether submissions were made by the NSW Government (and other entities) for funding for Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital under the various rounds of the Health and Hospitals Fund; if so, (a) for what purpose was funding sought in these submissions, (b) what submissions were (i) selected, and (ii) not selected, for funding, and (c) on what grounds were submissions not selected for funding.

(3) Does her department or any agency within her responsibility undertake or receive assessments on the standard, state and needs of Australia’s public hospitals; if so, what is the nature and substance of such assessments in respect of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.

(4) Does her department or any agency within her responsibility undertake or receive rankings of Australia’s public hospitals on their respective standards, states and needs; if so, how is Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital ranked, and why.

35  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency—In respect of the premises referred to in my letter to the Minister dated 22 April 2010, (a) what investigations has the Government undertaken into allegations that a fraudulent rebate claim was made under the Home Insulation Scheme, (b) what were the outcomes, and (c) what steps have been taken to recover any monies paid to this alleged fraudulent claimant.

36  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Attorney-General—What consideration has been given, and what steps have been taken, to declare the organisation Hizb ut-Tahir as a terrorist organisation in Australia.

37  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of the conviction in December 2009 of Australian citizen, Mr Jock Palfreeman, in a Bulgarian court, (a) what steps did the Government take to (i) monitor the legal proceedings against Mr Palfreeman, and (ii) provide support and assistance for Mr Palfreeman during the legal proceedings, and (b) what assistance is the Government currently providing Mr Palfreeman with.

38  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency—In respect of the following people, (a) Louise Helen Hand, (b) David Fredericks, (c) Philip Green OAM, (d) Andrew Charlton, (e) Lachlan Harris, (f) Scott Dewar, (g) Clare Penrose, (h) Fiona Sugden, (i) Lisa French, (j) Tarah Barzanji, (k) Kate Shaw, (l) Gaile Barnes, (m) Gordon de Brouwer, (n) Patrick Suckling, (o) Rebecca Christie, (p) Michael Jones, (q) Stephan Rudzki, (r) David Bell, (s) Kym Baillie, (t) David Champion, (u) Matt Jebb, (v) Craig Kendall, (w) Squadron Leader Ian Lane, (x) John Olenich, (y) Kristina Hickey (z) Martin Parkinson, (aa) Howard Bamsey, (ab) Robert Owen-Jones, (ac) Clare Walsh, (ad) Jenny Elizabeth Wilkinson, (ae) Elizabeth Peak, (af) Kristin Tilley, (ag) Andrew Ure, (ah) Annemarie Watt, (ai) Kushla Munro, (aj) Kathleen Annette Rowley, (ak) Anitra Cowan, (al) Sally Truong, (am) Jane Wilkinson, (an) Tracey Mackay, (ao) Laura Brown, (ap) Tracey-Anne Leahey, (aq) Nicola Loffler, (ar) Tamara Curll, (as) Jessica Allen, (at) Sanjiva de Silva, (au) Gaia Puleston, (av) Penelope Morton, (aw) Claire Elizabeth Watt, (ax) Amanda Walker, (ay) Alan David Lee, (az) Erika Kate Oord, (ba) Jahda Kirian Swanborough, (bb) H.E. Sharyn Minahan, (bc) Julia Feeney, (bd) Chester Geoffrey Cunningham, (be) Rachael Cooper, (bf) Rachael Grivas, (bg) Moya Collett, (bh) Rob Law, (bi) Robin Davies, (bj) Deborah Fulton, (bk) Katherine Vaughn, (bl) Brian Dawson, (bm) Andrew Leigh Clarke, (bn) Bruce Wilson, (bo) Jill McCarthy, (bp) Simon French, (bq) Ian Michael Ruscoe, (br) David Walland, (bs) Damien Dunn, (bt) Helen Hawka Fuhrman, (bu) Scott Vivian Davenport, (bv) Graham Julian Levitt, (bw) Kate Jennifer Jones, (bx) Michael William Dart, (by) Matthew Anthony Jamie Skoien, (bz) Michael David Rann, (ca) Suzanne Kay Harter, (cb) Paul David Flanagan, (cc) Timothy O’Loughlin, (cd) Nyla Sarwar, (ce) Gavin Jennings, (cf) Sarah Broadbent, (cg) Rebecca Falkingham, (ch) Simon Camroux, (ci) Geoff Lake, (cj) Sridhar Ayyalaraju, (ck) Tegan Brink, (cl) Melissa Eu Suan Goh, (cm) Lauren Henschke, (cn) Maree Fay, (co) Patricia McKinnon, (cp) Eugene Olim, (cq) Belinda Lee Adams, (cr) Jacqui Ashworth, (cs) Patricia Smith, (ct) Martin Bo Jensen, (cu) Mauro Kolobaric, (cv) Susan Flanagan, (cw) Stephen Kanaridis, (cx) George Reid, (cy) Ashley Wright, (cz) Jodie Littlewood, (da) Thomas Millhouse, (db) Timothy Whittley, (dc) Julia Thomson, (dd) Donald Frater, (de) Jacqui Smith, (df) Greg French, and (dg) Jeremy Hillman, were any of them a member of Australia’s delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, if so, for each person that was:

(1) In what dep artment or organisation were they employed in December 2009, in what position, and for what length of time had they been employed in this position.

(2) Were they an Australian Government employee in December 2009, if so, when were they first employed by the Australian Government.

(3) What was their specific area of expertise or professional responsibility in December 2009, what role were they assigned to perform at the Conference, and how were they selected.

(4) What written objectives or deliverables were they to achieve at the Conference; if none were provided, why and what was the purpose of their involvement.

(5) What scheduled appointments or meetings did they have each day they attended the Conference.

(6) Did they meet with or brief the Minister or Prime Minister on any occasion(s) at the Conference; if so, (a) on what date(s); (b) for what length of time; and (c) regarding what subject matter.

(7)  Did they prepare a written report on their activities at the Conference; if so, will the Minister provide it.

39  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Treasurer—In respect of the decision in December 2009 by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) to suspend Trio Capital Ltd as the trustee of a number of superannuation funds, including the ARP Growth Fund, causing the loss to thousands of Australians in their superannuation funds, what actions (a) and investigations are being taken by ASIC and/or APRA in relation to the collapse of these investments, particularly the ARP Growth Fund, (b) are being taken by ASIC and/or APRA to recover lost funds, and what is the status of any such attempts, particularly in relation to the ARP Growth Fund, (c) and investigations are being taken by ASIC and/or APRA in respect of auditors of the various funds, in particular the ARP Growth Fund, including potential prosecutions or civil actions, and (d) and investigations are being taken by ASIC and/or APRA in respect of financial advisers who recommended investment in these funds, in particular in the ARP Growth Fund, including potential prosecutions or civil actions.