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24 November 2011

* 758  MR CHESTER: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) What meetings and other consultations has she or her department had with the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) or with members of the NAAA.

(2) Has she been involved in any functions organised by the NAAA; if so, will she provide the details.

(3) In (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, and (d) 2011-12 (to date), what projects has she or her department funded on the potential health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption, and who determines what research projects her department will undertake.

(4) What grants were made to members of the NAAA, or their individual office holders in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11, and (e) 2011-12 (to date).

* 759  MR CHESTER: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) Is it a fact that the inaugural chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA), Professor Mike Daube, has been appointed to many Commonwealth bodies; if so, which ones.

(2) In (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11, and (e) 2011-12 (to date), what positions has Professor Daube held within her portfolio, and what remuneration did he receive.

(3) Is Professor Daube her department’s principal external adviser on alcohol policy; if not, can she indicate (a) who is, and since 1 January 2008, (b) what Commonwealth bodies they have been appointed to, and (c) what remuneration they have received from the Commonwealth; if so, what is his role in the allocation of research funding in the area of alcohol policy.

* 760  MR CHESTER: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) Can she explain why Australia needs the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA), and what functions the ANPHA will fulfill that were not being undertaken previously.

(2) What are the roles of people involved in the National Preventative Taskforce who are now involved with the ANPHA.

(3) What is the background of each of the appointees to the (a) Board, and (b) Advisory Board, of the ANPHA.

(4) What (a) number, and (b) proportion, of staff appointed to the ANPHA have experience working in the food industry.

* 761  MR CHESTER: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1)  What sum has been allocated to the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) for 2011-12.

(2) What is the research budget of the ANPHA for the forward estimates, and how will this research funding be allocated.

(3) Who recommended and appointed the advisers who recommend how the research funding is to be allocated, and do any of these advisers have experience working in industry; if so, what relevant experience does each adviser have.

 

 * 762  MR CHESTER: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) What meetings and other consultations has the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) had with the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) or with members of the NAAA.

(2) What work is the ANPHA doing on the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption, and is it working with the NAAA on any such projects.

MR BRIGGS: To ask the Ministers listed below (questions Nos. *763 - *777)—In (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, and (c) 2009-10, (i) how many corporate credit cards were issued to departmental staff, and (ii) what was the total cost of all transactions made on these corporate credit cards.

* 763  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Prime Minister.

* 764  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

* 765  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Defence.

* 766  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing.

* 767  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

* 768  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

* 769  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation.

* 770  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth.

* 771  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

* 772  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Attorney-General.

* 773  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Resources and Energy.

* 774  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Tourism.

* 775  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

* 776  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Jobs and Workplace Relations.

* 777  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills.

MR BRIGGS: To ask the Ministers listed below (questions Nos. *778 - *782)—In (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, and (d) 2010-11, (i) how many corporate credit cards were issued to departmental staff, and (ii) what was the total cost of all transactions made on these corporate credit cards.

* 778  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Treasurer.

* 779  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

* 780  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.

* 781  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

* 782  MR BRIGGS: To ask the Minister for Trade.

*783   MR BRIGGS : To ask the Treasurer—In respect of the Zone Tax Offset, in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, and (c) 2010-11, (i) how many people received the offset, (ii) what was the total cost of all claims made for the offset, (iii) how many people received the offset under Zone A, Zone B, and the Special Area category, and (iv) what was the total cost of all claims made for the offset under Zone A, Zone B, and the Special Area category.

*784   DR SOUTHCOTT : To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—Out of the 64 original GP Super Clinics that have signed a funding agreement, what was the (a) original indicative date of practical completion, and (b) actual date of practical completion.

 

*785   MR ROBERT : To ask the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel—

(1)  Since 1 July 2010, what (a) number, and (b) proportion (as a percentage), of times have Defence (i) civilians, and (ii) Australian Defence Force members, not chosen the lowest practical fare for domestic and international travel in accordance with the Whole-of-Government arrangement exemption reporting codes.

(2) Since 1 July 2010, what (a) number, and (b) proportion (as a percentage), of flights were booked by Defence (i) civilians, and (ii) Australian Defence Force members, on all applicable airlines, and at what cost.

(3) Has his department made any savings under the Whole-of-Government arrangements; if so, what sum since 1 July 2010.

*786   MR BALDWIN : To ask the Minister for Tourism—In respect of a recent media report ‘ALP ups spending on focus groups’ by Tom Dusevic ( The Australian , 14 November 2011) on the Australian Labor Party increasing spending on focus groups, specifically the $5 million spent on a survey of domestic and international tourists: (a) what is the purpose of the report referred to in the article; (b) did the report make any recommendations to the Government, if so, (i) what were they, and (ii) has the Government adopted any; (c) what research methodology was employed by the agency; (d) on what grounds (i) was the cost of the consultancy justified, and (ii) did ORC Australia win the right to undertake the survey; (e) on what date did his department commission the report; (f) what length of time did the research take to complete; and (g) will the full report be made public, if so, when.

MR TRUSS: To ask the Ministers listed below (questions Nos. *787 - *788)— In respect of the AJ Wyllie Bridge upgrade on Gympie Road in Queensland, (a) what total sum will it cost to build the bridge, (b) what total sum has the Australian Government allocated to the bridge construction, and has this contribution been paid to the Queensland State Government; if so, on what date; if not, what sum has been paid to date, (c) when will the tender process be finalised, (d) when is construction expected to be completed, and the bridge open to traffic, (e) is the Minister aware of reports that local businesses have suffered up to a 30 per cent downturn in business, and traffic is severely congested, as a result of the traffic restrictions in place on the current bridge, (f) what measures are in place to assist local businesses and the community until construction is completed, and (g) will the Minister consider fast-tracking the construction of the bridge.

*787  MR TRUSS: To ask the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government.

* 788  MR TRUSS: To ask the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

*789   DR SOUTHCOTT : To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—In respect of chronic disease management (CDM) in the 19 GP Super Clinics, without identifying individual medical practices, in total how many (a) CDM items have been paid by Medicare, (b) GP management plans have been prepared, (c) team care arrangements have been coordinated, and (d) Medicare funded CDM allied health items have been delivered.

*790   MR FLETCHER : To ask the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency—Before, during or after the implementation of the Home Insulation Program, did the Government request any legal advice concerning the legality of the scheme, including whether the scheme was constitutional; if so, in each case, when, by whom, and from whom was the advice requested, and can he indicate the general nature of the advice that was sought.

*791   MR BRIGGS : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—In (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, and (c) 2009-10, (i) how many corporate credit cards were issued to departmental staff, and (ii) what was the total cost of all transactions made on these corporate credit cards.

 

 
 
 

B. C. WRIGHT

Clerk of the House of Representatives