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Notice given 5 December 2002

993  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation—With reference to the answer to the question on notice no. 500 (Senate Hansard , 23 October 2002, p. 5808):

(1) Why is the Tasmanian Forest Practices Board (TFPB) data on logging from 1996-2001 ‘incorrect’.

(2) What evidence is available that the figures in the question, provided by the TFPB, are incorrect; if no evidence is available, what dispute does the Minister have with the contention in part (2) of the question.

(3) With reference to part (4) of the answer to question no. 500 what credit does the Government give to the methods which calculate sustainable yield without data on logging rates being provided.

(4) What was the 5-year cut of Eucalyptus regnans stated in the first Tasmanian 5-year review.

994  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—For each of the 110 cases referred to on page 1 of the report for 2001-02 on the results of the Australian National Residue Survey Results, where residues were above Australian Standards, can details be provided of: (a) the level of residue; (b) the state and place where the measurement occurred; and (c) the penalty which resulted.