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Notice given 7 January 2003

1055  Senator Collins: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs—With reference to the recent reallocation of 1 030 Outside School Hours Care places (415 in September 2002 and a further 615 in December 2002) in Victoria to meet the state’s Vacation Care unmet demand of 1 750 places, as identified by the Victorian Family and Community Services office:

(1) (a) Which localities received the extra Vacation Care places; and (b) what was the number of places that each locality received.

(2) (a) From which localities and forms of care were the Outside School Hours Care places reallocated; and (b) what was the number of places that each locality and form of care gave up.

(3) (a) Which localities are still in need of Vacation Care places; and (b) what is the estimated unmet need for each of these localities.

(4) (a) What is the current number of Vacation Care places in each state as compared to other forms of Outside School Hours Care; and (b) what is the number of any recent reallocation of Outside School Hour Care places to Vacation Care in states other than Victoria, if any.

(5) If there has been any recent reallocation of Outside School Hour Care places to Vacation Care in states other than Victoria, for each state: (a) which localities received the extra Vacation Care places; (b) what was the number of Vacation Care places that each locality received; (c) from which localities and forms of care were the Outside School Hours Care places reallocated; (d) what was the number of places that each locality and form of care gave up; (e) which localities are still in need of Vacation Care places; and (f) what is the estimated unmet need for each of these localities.

(6) What was the methodology used to calculate the unmet demand for Vacation Care places.

Senator Brown: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1057-1059)—Has Roam Consulting done any work for the department or its agencies in the past 5 years; if so: (a) when; (b) what was the brief; (c) what were the main findings; (d) what was the cost; and (e) can a copy of any report be provided.

1059 Minister representing the Minister for Science

Senator Brown: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1061-1064)—

(1) (a) What is the best current estimate of the cost of subsurface sequestration of carbon dioxide, separated into capture, compression, transport and storage; (b) on what evidence is this estimate based; and (c) does it take account of the loss of efficiency (energy cost) resulting from the sequestration process itself.

(2) (a) What is the meaning of ‘zero emissions coal’; and (b) what evidence is there that this is technically feasible.

(3) (a) What funding or other assistance has been given by the department or related agencies to research, develop or commercialise any aspect of subsurface sequestration in each year since 1995; and (b) on each occasion what was: (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the amount of funding or assistance, and (iii) the purpose of the grant or other assistance.

(4) Has subsurface sequestration been demonstrated or implemented overseas; if so, what aspects and where.

1061 Minister representing the Prime Minister

1062 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

1064 Minister representing the Minister for Science

1072  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—Will the Government indemnify the family of Rola McCabe for legal costs incurred in taking action against British American Tobacco relating to her death.