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26 February 2009

* 623  MR OAKESHOTT: To ask the Minister for Education—In respect of the Productivity Places Program: (a) will a single training place be defined and funded as a whole qualification; and (b) will these places be fully funded by the Commonwealth or will the States or individual students need to pay some of the costs.

* 624  MR CIOBO: To ask the Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy—What advice has he sought on the recommendations provided in the report Opportunity not opportunism: improving conduct in Australian franchising tabled by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services on 1 December 2008.

* 625  MR CIOBO: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts—In respect of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and the Arts funded (a) National Portrait Gallery, (b) Australian National Maritime Museum, (c) National Gallery of Australia, (d) National Museum of Australia, (e) Bundanon Trust, (f) National Film and Sound Archive, and (g) Artbank: (i) how many staff are employed at each institution; (ii) during the 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 financial years, what amount of funding has been allocated for salaries and wages of staff at each institution; and (iii) since his appointment as the Minister, has he visited the offices or auxiliary facilities of any of these institutions, if so, which ones and when.




Clerk of the House of Representatives