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Notice given 3 July 2003

1600  Senator Bartlett: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—

(1) Has the Minister authorised the aerial baiting of pests using 1080 on Commonwealth land in Western Australia in the past 12 months; if so: (a) where was the aerial baiting conducted or where will it be conducted; and (b) when was the aerial baiting conducted or when will it be conducted.

(2) Has the aerial baiting program been referred to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

1601  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) For each of the past three financial years as well as for the 2003-04 financial year: (a) what was, or is, the salary of the director of the department’s public relations unit; and (b) if the salary changed during this time, in what month and year was each salary increment paid and what did this bring.

(2) For each of the past three financial years as well as for the 2003-04 financial year: (a) what was, or is, the budget allocation for the department’s public relations unit; and (b) was any additional budgetary allocation made to the unit.