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Notice given 8 April 2003

1380  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—

(1) [Withdrawn: 24.4.03]

(2) (a) Can a list be provided of current National Heritage Trust advisory and assessment panels; and (b) which of these panels have community representation.

(3) (a) What were the reasons for discontinuing National Heritage Trust funding for the Victorian Grassland Network; and (b) what are the consequences of the closure of this program.

1381  Senator Collins: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—

(1) Why did the written answer given in response to questions asked by Senator Collins to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner, Mr Keelty, during a hearing of the Select Committee on a Certain Maritime Incident on 11 July 2002 (Committee Hansard , 11 July 2002, p. CMI 1982) not reveal that a survivor’s statement disclosed that there was radio contact between the crew of SIEV X and Abu Quassey at a time when there was apparently apprehension about the ability of the vessel to remain afloat.

(2) Why did the answer not explain the statement by Commissioner Keelty that there was no knowledge at all of radio calls from SIEV X to the mainland.

1382  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training—With reference to Indigenous student debt, and the ABSTUDY Student Financial Supplement Scheme, which enables eligible students to ‘trade in’ part or all of their living allowance for a loan on a dollar for dollar basis: For each of the following financial years, 1999-2000 and 2000-01: (a) what was the total level of national Indigenous student debt; and (b) what was the Indigenous student debt level for each state and territory.