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Notice given 8 December 2006

2936  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to inspections of occupational health and safety (OHS) in Commonwealth workplaces and workers covered under Commonwealth agreements:

(1) For each of the financial years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06, by state and territory, what was the number of OHS: (a) inspections; (b) investigations; (c) fines; and (d) prosecutions.

(2) What administrative arrangements are currently in place for OHS regulation in Commonwealth workplaces and workers covered under Commonwealth agreements.

2937  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the presentation by the Minister of a number of Jobs Career Future awards for excellence in Indigenous job services:

(1) Have any of the following successful organisations ceased receiving, or will they cease to receive, Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) funding as a result of the announcement by the Minister on 6 November 2006 to shut down all CDEPs in urban or major regional areas:

(a) Wagga Wagga CDEP, trading as Gannambarra Enterprises, which received the developing business opportunities award;

(b) Shoalhaven Community Development Aboriginal Corporation, trading as Koori Habitat, Nowra in New South Wales, which received the gaining employment for CDEP/Indigenous Employment Centres participants award;

(c) Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation, which received the gaining employment or establishing a commercially viable business award;

(d) Kalano Community Association Inc., which received the special partnerships award; and

(e) Central Queensland Indigenous Development, which received the outstanding achievement in commercial benefit award.

(2) Did any of these successful organisations know that they would have their CDEP funding cut in the week following the awards.

 

 (3) On what date did/will the CDEP funding for the above organisations cease.

(4) Will the above organisations be able to continue all of their successful activities using the Structured Training and Employment Projects funds as provided under the new arrangements.

2938  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the cessation of Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) funding for organisations in urban and major regional cities, as announced by the Minister on 6 November 2006:

(1) Can a list be provided of the names of the organisations that will cease receiving CDEP funding as a result of this announcement.

(2) When will CDEP funding for those organisations cease.

(3) For the 2006-07 financial year, how much CDEP funding, including both operational and activities funding, was each organisation allocated.

(4) For the 2006-07 financial year, what is the total CDEP funding for those organisations.

(5) What will the funding be used for instead.

(6) Given that the announcement also provided that these organisations would have the opportunity to apply to be a Structured Training and Employment Projects (STEP) brokerage service, will all the funding that is saved through the reduction of CDEP be spent on the expansion of STEP.

(7) What functions of CDEP will a STEP brokerage service not carry out.