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Notice given 17 January 2003

1088  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 945 advising that questions about the performance pay arrangements for secretaries, including reporting of performance pay, should be directed to the Prime Minister:

(1) In relation to the payment of a performance bonus to the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: what was the quantum of the bonus, if any, in each of the following financial years: (a) 1999-2000 (b) 2000-01; and (c) 2001-02.

(2) If a performance bonus was paid to the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in 2001-02: (a) why is the quantum of the bonus not divulged in the Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s annual report for 2001-02; (b) what performance criteria were used; (c) who assessed the Secretary’s performance against the criteria; (d) who was the decision-maker; and (e) what role did the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry or his office have in relation to the payment.

Senator O’Brien: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1090-1120)—

(1) What programs and/or grants administered by the department provide assistance to the people living in the federal electorate of Gippsland.

(2) When did the delivery of these programs and/or grants commence.

(3) What funding was provided through these programs and/or grants for the people of Gippsland in each of the following financial years: (a) 1999-2000; (b) 2000-01; and (c) 2001-02.

(4) What funding has been appropriated for these programs and/or grants in the 2002-03 financial year.

(5) What funding has been appropriated and/or approved under these programs and/or grants to assist organisations and individuals in the electorate of Gippsland in the 2002-03 financial year.

1095 Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

1100 Minister representing the Attorney-General

1102 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1107 Minister for Justice and Customs

1108 Minister for the Arts and Sport

1116 Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer

1119 Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women

1120 Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation