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Notice given 18 November 2002

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.