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Notice given 26 June 2003

1584  Senator Carr: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs—Can a list be provided of all education agents in China and Korea dealing with student visas to Australia, together with an equivalent list of such education agents and the visa refusal rate for each agent, expressed in both numerical and percentage terms.

1585  Senator Carr: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training—Can a list be provided detailing the main source countries and education agents for the following education providers: (a) International Management Centres Association Limited; (b) Marrickville Commercial College Ltd; (c) Australian International College; (d) Australian International College of Business Pty Ltd; (e) Canterbury Business College Pty Ltd; (f) New South Wales International College; (g) The Educationists Pty Ltd, trading as Sydney College of Business and Technology; (h) Frankarens Pty Ltd; (i) Australian International College of Business Pty Ltd; (j) InterCollege Australia Pty Ltd; (k) Power Business Institute; (l) Lloyds College, and any other providers associated with Caprock International Pty Ltd; (m) Bridge Business College; (n) Australian International Management College, also known as Radiance Australia; (o) Northstar International Graduate School; (p) Raffles La Salle Institute; (q) Australian College of Natural Therapies; (r) Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology; and (s) Perth Institute of Business and Technology.

1587  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation—With reference to Tasmania’s rainforests, including those on private lands, and their conversion to plantations under the Government’s Regional Forest Agreement:

(1) What area and percentage of the original area remained in 1996.

(2) Since 1996, what area and percentage of the rainforests has been converted to plantations.

(3) From 1996, what area and percentage of the rainforests will be converted to plantations.

1588  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation—With reference to Tasmania’s native forests and their conversion to plantations under the Government’s Regional Forest Agreement (RFA):

(1) What area and percentage of Tasmania’s original native forest cover remained in 1996.

(2) Since 1996, what additional area and percentage of the remaining area has been converted.

(3) From 1996, what further area and percentage of the remaining area will be converted.

(4) Where, in the RFA, are these parameters set out and agreed to.

1589  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation—With reference to Tasmanian forests on public and private lands, under the Regional Forest Agreement planning:

(1) (a) How many specific coupes have been assured for: (i) clearfell logging, and (ii) selective logging; and (b) in each case, how many of the coupes were assessed by a qualified: (i) archaeologist or anthropologist, (ii) botanist, (iii) zoologist, (iv) geologist, and (v) pleontologist.

(2) If figures are not kept, is it a fact, in each case, that much less than one quarter of the coupes were assessed.

1590  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation—

(1) On how many occasions since 1997 have representatives of the Commonwealth Government inspected proposed or active logging sites under the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement to make independent assessments.

(2) What did these assessors report.