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Notice given 25 July 2001

Senator Faulkner: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 3721-3739)—

(1) Have there been any desktop computers or any other item of computer hardware, other than laptop computers, lost or stolen from the possession of any officer of the department and/or agencies within the portfolio during the 2000-01 financial year; if so: (a) what and how many have been lost; (b) what and how many have been stolen; (c) what is the total value of these items; (d) what is the normal replacement value per item; and (e) have these items been recovered or replaced.

(2) Have the police been requested to investigate any of these incidents; if so: (a) how many were the subject of police investigation; (b) how many police investigations have been concluded; (c) in how many cases has legal action commenced; and (d) in how many cases has this action been concluded and with what result.

(3) How many of these lost or stolen items had departmental documents, content or information other than operating software on their hard disc drives, floppy disc, CD Rom or any other storage device.

(4) (a) How many of the documents etc. in (3) were classified for security or any other purpose; and (b) if any, what was the security classification involved.

(5) (a) How many of the documents etc. in (3) have been recovered; and (b) how many documents etc. in (4) have been recovered.

(6) What departmental disciplinary or other actions have been taken in regard to the items in (1) or in relation to the documents etc. in (3) or (4).

3727 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

3729 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Aged Care

3733 Minister representing the Attorney-General

Senator Faulkner: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 3740-3758)—

(1) Have there been any laptop computers lost or stolen from the possession of any officer of the department and/or agencies within the portfolio during the 2000-01 financial year; if so: (a) how many have been lost; (b)  how many have been stolen; (c) what is the total value of these computers; (d) what is the average replacement value per computer; and (e) have these computers been recovered or replaced.

(2) Have the police been requested to investigate any of these incidents; if so: (a) how many were the subject of police investigation; (b) how many police investigations have been concluded; (c) in how many cases has legal action commenced; and (d) in how many cases has this action been concluded and with what result.

(3) How many of these lost or stolen computers had departmental documents, content or information other than operating software on their hard disc drives, floppy disc, CD Rom or any other storage device.

(4) (a) How many of the documents etc. in (3) were classified for security or any other purpose; and (b) if any, what was the security classification involved.

(5) (a) How many of the documents etc. in (3) have been recovered; and (b) how many documents etc. in (4) have been recovered.

(6) What departmental disciplinary or other actions have been taken in regard to the computers in (1) or in relation to the documents etc. in (3) or (4).

3746 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

3748 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Aged Care

3752 Minister representing the Attorney-General

Senator Faulkner: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 3760-3778)—

(1) Has the department or any agency within the portfolio been responsible for any taxpayer-funded advertising broadcasts during the recent television coverage of Wimbledon 2001; if so: (a) which advertisements were broadcast; (b) on how many occasions were they broadcast; and (c) what was the average cost per broadcast during the coverage of the tennis.

(2) Were any advertisements broadcast during the coverage of the men’s final on 9 July and 10 July 2001; if so: (a) which advertisements; (b) on how many occasions; (c) what was the broadcast time; (d) what was the average cost per broadcast on that night; and (e) what was the highest cost for a single broadcast of an advertisement on that night.

3760 Minister representing the Prime Minister

3761 Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services

3762 Minister representing the Treasurer

3763 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

3764 Minister for the Environment and Heritage

3765 Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

3766 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

3767 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

3768 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Aged Care

3769 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Administration

3770 Minister representing the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs

3771 Minister for Industry, Science and Resources

3772 Minister representing the Attorney-General

3773 Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

3774 Minister representing the Minister for Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

3775 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

3776 Minister for Family and Community Services

3777 Minister representing the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business

3778 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs