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Notice given 15 June 2001

3622  Senator Greig: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Aged Care—

(1) What controls and regulations apply in relation to the use of depleted uranium from a health perspective.

(2) What emergency planning exists to deal with public health risks from the dispersion of depleted uranium, for example, following the crash of an aircraft using depleted uranium as ballast.

3623  Senator Bartlett: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Aged Care— 

(1) Why are the counselling and psychotherapy professions not exempt from the goods and services tax (GST) while other mental health professions are exempt.

(2) Is it the case that there is a national regulatory body that maintains a register of practitioners who are required to meet clear training and industry standard requirements.

(3) Is there any evidence of the impact this lack of an exemption from the GST has had on the counselling and psychotherapy professions; if so, what are these impacts.