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4 February 2009

576  MRS MOYLAN: To ask the Minister for Ageing—Does her department accept the “Belmont” benchmark described in Mr John Bruce Martin’s petition to Parliament, lodged on 25 August 2008; if so, why; if not, why not.

577  MR ROBERT: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts—What is the Government doing to ensure that harmful refrigerant gases, notably R134A and R401, are being recycled and not released into the environment when bulldozed into landfill.

578  MR ROBERT: To ask the Minister for Climate Change—Does the Government intend to introduce a rebate system where people who clean up harmful refrigerant gases from disused refrigerators are paid a fee per tonne of gas equal to the cost per tonne of carbon dioxide being considered under an emissions trading scheme.

579  MR ABBOTT: To ask the Minister for Education—

(1)  Is she aware that New South Wales (NSW) police cadets studying at the Goulburn Police Academy (GPA) are told that their tuition fees are the result of Commonwealth Government policy.

(2) Can she confirm that the arrangement between the NSW Police and Charles Sturt University (CSU) has been entered into independently of the Commonwealth Government and that any fees incurred by students are entirely the responsibility of the NSW Government.

(3) Is any Commonwealth funding provided, directly or indirectly, to CSU to enable police cadets to be taught at the GPA.