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Notice given 6 June 2003

Senator Brown: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1490-1493)—With reference to the answers to questions on notice nos 1122 to 1125:

(1) Who contributed to and who owns: (a) the Forestry Eco Centre at Scottsdale; (b) the centre at Freycinet National Park; and (c) each of the centres and facilities networked in the vicinity of the Great Western Tiers.

(2) Was, or is, Forestry Tasmania involved in any of these centres; if so, how and to what degree.

(3) Have any of the centres been sold or subject to transfer of ownership; if so, can details be provided.

(4) If any of the centres were sold or ownership transferred was the Government consulted; if so, how and what was the Government’s input.

1490 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1491 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1492 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1493 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1495  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs—With regard to mail to and from detainees in any Australian (domestic or overseas) centre for asylum seekers:

(1) Is there a standard period of time within which mail is delivered: (a) from detainees to Australia Post; and (b) from Australia Post to detainees.

(2) (a) Why did a letter take 3 weeks between receipt in the Woomera detention centre and delivery to an Iranian detainee number POK110 (first name Ibrahim) in the period July to September 2000; and (b) was this man, at any time during this period, in Sierra yard under regular surveillance; if so, why.

(3) Do detainees under special surveillance have mail services slowed or any other services altered; if so, can reasons and details be provided in these cases.