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Notice given 14 November 2002

924  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to the Minister’s letter to Senator Nettle, dated 25 September 2002, regarding the Blacktown City Council’s proposal to purchase a block of remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland in Prospect, Western Sydney, and the Minister’s decision not to approve funding for this purchase, citing the block’s ‘degraded condition’ as a key factor: Can all the evidence used to establish that the land was in such a condition be provided.

925  Senator Crossin: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—

(1) How many illegal fishing boats have been detained in Darwin Harbour since 2000.

(2) How many people have been detained in relation to the detention of illegal fishing boats in Darwin Harbour.

(3) How many people have been charged in relation to illegal fishing boats in Darwin Harbour.

(4) How many of these vessels had cats or dogs on them.

(5) Who is responsible for the detection and handling of these animals.

(6) What is the process followed to detain or destroy these animals.

(7) How many cats or dogs have been detained or destroyed since 2000.

(8) How many cats or dogs have been allowed to remain on these boats.

(9) What explanation is there for these animals remaining on these boats.