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Notice given 14 May 2003

*1457  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) Have embassy officials in the respective countries met on a regular basis with representatives of Australian mining companies operating in New Caledonia; if so: (a) when were the meetings held in each of the respective countries; (b) for each of the countries and each of the meetings, which companies were represented and who represented them; and (c) for each of the meetings: (i) what issues were raised, (ii) what requests for assistance were made of embassy officials, and (iii) what assistance did embassy officials provide.

(2) Have embassy officials in the respective countries met on a regular basis with representatives of Australian mining companies operating in Thailand; if so: (a) when were the meetings held in each of the respective countries; (b) for each of the countries and each of the meetings, which companies were represented and who represented them; and (c) for each of the meetings: (i) what issues were raised, (ii) what requests for assistance were made of embassy officials, and (iii) what assistance did embassy officials provide.

*1458  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—Have embassy officials in the respective countries met on a regular basis with representatives of Australian mining companies operating in the Philippines; if so: (a) when were the meetings held in each of the respective countries; (b) for each of the countries and each of the meetings, which companies were represented and who represented them; and (c) for each of the meetings: (i) what issues were raised, (ii) what requests for assistance were made of embassy officials, and (iii) what assistance did embassy officials provide.

*1459  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—Have embassy officials in the respective countries met on a regular basis with representatives of Australian mining companies operating in Papua New Guinea; if so: (a) when were the meetings held in each of the respective countries; (b) for each of the countries and each of the meetings, which companies were represented and who represented them; and (c) for each of the meetings: (i) what issues were raised, (ii) what requests for assistance were made of embassy officials, and (iii) what assistance did embassy officials provide.

*1460  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—Have embassy officials in the respective countries met on a regular basis with representatives of Australian mining companies operating in India; if so: (a) when were the meetings held in each of the respective countries; (b) for each of the countries and each of the meetings, which companies were represented and who represented them; and (c) for each of the meetings: (i) what issues were raised, (ii) what requests for assistance were made of embassy officials, and (iii) what assistance did embassy officials provide.

*1461  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—Have embassy officials in the respective countries met on a regular basis with representatives of Australian mining companies operating in Laos; if so: (a) when were the meetings held in each of the respective countries; (b) for each of the countries and each of the meetings, which companies were represented and who represented them; and (c) for each of the meetings: (i) what issues were raised, (ii) what requests for assistance were made of embassy officials, and (iii) what assistance did embassy officials provide.

*1462  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—

(1) What has been the annual budget for the Victorian office of the Office of the Employment Advocate (OEA) for each financial year since its establishment.

(2) How many full-time equivalent positions have there been in the Victorian office of the OEA in each financial year since its establishment.

(3) What proportion of the OEA’s budget and staff in Victoria has been allocated to providing assistance and advice to employers relating to Australian workplace agreements (AWAs).

(4) In each financial year since the OEA was established, how many AWAs in Victoria have been: (a) filed; and (b) approved.

(5) In each financial year since the OEA was established, what proportion of approved AWAs have been in Victoria.

(6) As at 1 January 2003, which organisations in Victoria were: (a) industry partners; and  (b) specified partners, under the Specified Partner Program.

*1463  Senator Bishop: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—

(1) For each of the past 5 years, what sum has been spent from Commonwealth funds on legal aid to veterans by each state Legal Aid Commission.

(2) What is the current rate payable in each state for veterans’ matters.

(3) For each of the past 5 years: (a) how many applications were received from veterans for legal aid in each state, (b) what percentage were rejected in each year, and (c) how many were for: (i) Federal Court, (ii) High Court, and (iii) state Supreme Court applications.

(4) For each of the past 5 years, what sum was spent by state, on: (a) Federal Court; (b) High Court; (c) Supreme Court; and (d) other court applications.