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HOUSE NOTICE PAPER
No. 71 — 11 October 2011
- Start of RNP71
- GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
- BUSINESS OF THE MAIN COMMITTEE
QUESTIONS IN WRITING
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- 11 October 2011
- REPORTS OF HOUSE AND JOINT COMMITTEES AWAITING GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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- No. 71 — 11 October 2011
15 September 2011
603 DR STONE: To ask the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities—In respect of round two of the On-Farm Water Efficiency Program:
(1) On what grounds was Irrigation Efficiency Partners Pty Ltd deemed eligible for funding of $32 million.
(2) Is it a fact that in order to be an eligible delivery partner under the program, an applicant must: (a) be an entity with direct and demonstrable links to irrigators such as (i) an Irrigation Infrastructure Operator, (ii) a Catchment Management Authority, (iii) a commodity or agricultural industry group, or (iv) a regional irrigation body; and (b) be financially viable as demonstrated through the provision of audited financial statements and related documents (for at least the last three years).
(3) Is it a fact that an organisation is ineligible if it includes ‘organisations which directly supply or install irrigation equipment’.
(4) Do any of the partners of the company (in part 1) supply or install irrigation equipment, and is it a fact that the company received its ABN number only days before tenders closed.
604 DR SOUTHCOTT: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—
(1) What funding has been allocated to (a) the Medicare Locals Fund, and (b) Regionally Tailored Primary Health Care Initiatives, in (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14, and (iv) 2014-15.
(2) In the same period, what funding has or will be redirected to the Medicare Locals Fund from (a) the General Practice After Hours Program, (b) Improve Access to After-hours Care (funding to Medicare Locals to ensure availability of face-to-face after hours services), (c) Medicare Plus Better Aged Care Residents (Aged Care Access Initiative)—Allied Health Component, (d) Primary Health Care Organisations—Medicare Locals, (e) Primary Health Care Organisation Support— Improving Access to General Practice and Primary Health Care Services for Older Australians, (f) the Workforce Support for Rural GPs Program, (g) the Rural Primary Health Services Program, and (h) the Rural GP Locum Program.
605 MS LEY: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills—
(1) How many (a) trade training centres in schools are currently operational, and (b) students are currently undertaking training at trade training centres in schools.
(2) Will the Minister provide a list of all trade training qualifica tions on offer in operational trade training centres in schools.
(3) Of the trade training centres in schools that have already been built, how many are just for an individual school.
(4) How many trade training centres are currently under construction.
(5) What has been the average cost per (a) trade training centre , and (b) trade training centre of those attached to only one school.
(6) How many trade training centres in schools have been approved, with construction yet to commence.
(7) What is the outstanding approved funding commitment for trade training centres in schools.
606 MS LEY: To ask the Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare—How many (a) staff are currently working (i) as contract managers in the Job Services Australia program, (ii) as contract managers in the Disability Employment Services program, and (iii) in each state office, (b) regional offices exist within her department, and (c) departmental employees are working in regional offices.
607 DR SOUTHCOTT: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—
(1) What total sum of funding has been allocated to general practice after hours care in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14, and (c) 2014-15.
(2) For the same period, what total sum of funding has been allocated to each individual program that supports general practice after hours care.
(3) What sum of funding was allocated to the General Practice After Hours program in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07, (e) 2007-08, (f) 2008-09, (g) 2009-10, and (h) 2010-11.
(4) What sum of funding has been allocated to the General Practice After Hours program in each year over the forward estimates.
(5) What sum of funding has been allocated to the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) After Hours Incentive in each financial year since its inception.
(6) What sum of funding has been allocated to the PIP After Hours Incentive in each year over the forward estimates.
608 DR SOUTHCOTT: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—In respect of the Practice Incentive Program, (a) how many different types of practice incentive payments are available under the program, and (b) what is the annual expenditure on each type of practice incentive payment under the program.
609 MR KATTER: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—
(1) Can she confirm media reports that the Townsville Health Service Di strict, which services a smaller population than the Cairns Health District, receives 30 per cent more health funding.
(2) Is she aware that the population of the greater Cairns region is about 250 000, while that of the greater Townsville region is about 225 000.
(3) Can she explain to the people of far north Queensland, the reason for this apparent health funding discrepancy.