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Notice given 22 August 2001

3845  Senator Cook: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—

(1) How much has the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) received to date (by fiscal year) from its crackdown on research and development syndicates, and can these figures be broken down by type of syndicate (eg. industry sector).

(2) How much has the ATO budgeted to receive from its crackdown on research and development syndicates from the 2001-02 to 2004-05 financial years, and can these figures be broken down by type of syndicate (eg. industry sector).

3846  Senator Schacht: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—With reference to the report of 4 September 1997 on religion in Australia, in which the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Mr Abdelfattah Amor said: ‘Although a citizen cannot apply for a remedy on the basis of the 1981 Declaration [on the Elimination of all Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief], such an application is possible in the context of HREOC. In this connection, HREOC representatives said that, because of their limited jurisdiction, only few of such remedies had been applied for under the 1981 Declaration (fewer than 10 since 1993)’:

(1) On what basis can an individual apply to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) for a remedy in respect of discrimination on the basis of religion.

(2) Why is the jurisdiction of HREOC limited with respect to the protection of individuals against discrimination on the basis of religion.