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Notice given 18 November 2002

931  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—Did quarantine negotiations with Korea in the 2001-02 financial year result in improved access to the Korean market for any Australian goods; if so, what goods were concerned and what are the details of the improved market access.

932  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—What International Agricultural Cooperation projects have been funded under the Agriculture - Advancing Australia Program.

937  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—

(1) What projects have been funded under the Wildlife and Exotic Disease Preparedness Program.

(2) For each project, can the following information be provided: (a) project descriptions; (b) names of funding recipient; (c) registered addresses of funding recipients; (d) project commencement and conclusion dates; and (e) summaries of project evaluations.

(3) What budget has been allocated to this program for each of the following financial years: (a) 2001-02; and (b) 2002-03.

940  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—

(1) Has the Export Documentation Program been reviewed; if so, when did the review commence and conclude.

(2) Who conducted the review.

(3) What recommendations does the review make.

(4) Can a copy of the review be provided; if not, why not.

(5) Has the Minister adopted the recommendations; if not, why not.

(6) (a) What additional uptake of the program is expected in the 2002-03 financial year; and (b) can details be provided, by industry sector.

941  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—What is the budgeted cost of the second phase of the Quarantine Matters! campaign, due to conclude in the 2003-04 financial year.

944  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—

(1) (a) What events and locations has the Agriculture - Advancing Australia Roadshow visited since June 2001; and (b) on what dates did those visits occur.

(2) (a) Did the Roadshow stage a visit to Ag-Quip in August 2002; and (b) did the Minister feature on a video-link at this event.

(3) What has been the cost of staging the roadshow since June 2001.

(4) What events and locations will the roadshow visit in the remainder of the 2002-03 financial year.

949  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs—

(1) Will the Minister consider changing Australia’s refugee program to allow groups to sponsor Falun Gong practitioners, who live in fear of persecution, to come to Australia, as has occurred in Canada.

(2) If such a change will not be considered, why does the Minister think it is inappropriate.