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24 March 2011

320  MR RANDALL: To ask the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth—Since the inception of the Digital Education Revolution program, by school in the Canning electorate, how many (a) students are, or have been, eligible to receive a Commonwealth-funded computer, and (b) of the students in part (a) have received their computer as at 23 March 2011.

323  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—In respect of applications to the Office of Chemical Safety and Environmental Health for the importation of narcotic, psychotropic and precursor substances, over the past five years ending 28 February 2011 and without disclosing the identity of applicants, how much time passed between (a) receipt, and (b) finalisation, of each application.

330  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) What is the target audience for the Austra lia Network, and was it determined by market research; if so, is this research publicly available.

(2) Has his department undertaken any studies to determine whether the Australia Network is reaching this audience; if so, when were they undertaken and what were the results.

(3) Did his department undertake a study of the Australian Network’s effectiveness before the Government announced it would put out to tender a new 10 year contract.

(4) Does his department believe that television remains the best medium for reaching this target audience; if so, why.

331  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) Has his department undertaken any studies into the effectiveness of new social media in its public diplomacy campaigns; if so, when were they undertaken and what were the results.

(2) How many Australian embassies have (a) Facebook, (b) Twitter, and (c) Youtube, accounts, and where are these embassies located.

332  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) How many amb assadors/high commissioners are fluent in the official language of the country in which they are currently posted.

(2) How many departmental officials are considered fluent in (a) Bahasa Indonesia or other Indonesian dialects, (b) Japanese, (c) Mandarin, (d) Hindi, (e) Korean, (f) Arabic, (g) French, and (h) German.

334  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) How many overseas delegations were sponsored by the Government in each calendar year from 2005 to 2010.

(2) From what countr ies were these delegations, and what were the names and positions of each delegation member.

(3) What was the total cost to the Government of these delegations in each calendar year from 2005 to 2010.

336  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—How many departmental officials accompanied him on each of his overseas trips since the 2010 election, and what were their positions, and what was the total cost to the Government of their travel.

337  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—How many departmental officials were reassigned to other duties to assist with managing the emergency in (a) Egypt, (b) Libya, (c) Christchurch, and (d) Japan, and what is the usual position of each of these officials.

339  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) Of the 487 Australian adviser positions in Papua New Guinea that were considered by AusAid’s Joint Adviser Review Report, how many are currently filled by former AusAID staff.

(2) How many Canberra-based AusAID officials have travelled to Papua New Guinea since the 2010 election, and what was the total cost of their travel.

(3) In respect of part (2), (a) what was the cost of their travel, (b) where did they stay, (c) what were the names of the hotels in which they stayed, (d) what was the total cost of their accommodation, and (e) were additional security measures required for their travel; if so, at what cost.

(4) How many AusAID officials have visited the Southern Highlands region of Papua New Guinea since the 2010 election.

340  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—How many overseas business class flights were taken by Canberra-based AusAID staff in each calendar year from 2005 to 2010.

341  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—What were the top 10 countries visited by Canberra-based AusAID staff in each calendar year from 2005 to 2010.

343  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) How many cases of alleged corruption in Papua New Guinea (a) are curre ntly being investigated, and (b) were investigated in each calendar year from 2005 to 2010.

(2) In each calendar year from 2005 to 2010, how many of the cases in part (1)(b) resulted in (a) dismissal, (b) fine, (c) demotion, or (d) other penalty being handed down.

(3) What sum of money was lost to corruption in Papua New Guinea in each calendar year from 2005 to 2010.

344  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—How many AusAID contracts with service providers were terminated due to corruption or project mismanagement in each calendar year from 2005 to 2010, and can he disclose the names of these service providers.

347  MS J. I. BISHOP: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—Has his department and/or AusAID provided any briefings to members of the Australian Greens party and/or Independent Members of Parliament; if so, how many and on what dates.