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Notice given 12 August 2003

1751  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—

(1) What is the total amount budgeted for the Protective Security Coordination Centre.

(2) How much of this budget is allocated for staff wages.

(3) What is the wage scale for staff.

(4) How many calls does the Protective Security Coordination Centre receive each day.

(5) How is information received on the hotline forwarded to respective agencies.

(6) Is there a criteria to determine which agency should receive incoming information; if so, can this criteria be provided.

(7) Are there any reporting processes in place to determine the feasibility of the program; if so, can these details be provided; if not, why not.

(8) Is there a counselling service for staff who are showing signs or symptoms of distress relating to calls they receive during working hours; if not, why not.  

1754  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—In relation to the department’s submission to the Attorney-General on Community Legal Centres and the Regional Law Hotline: Can a copy be provided of the department’s submission be provided. 

Senator Brown: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1769-1770)—

(1) (a) How many cameras watch over the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and surrounding area; and (b) how long have these cameras been in place.

(2) (a) Were any persons identified as responsible for the fire bombing of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on 14 June 2003; and (b) did the camera footage show people in the vicinity who may have been responsible.

(3) Can the original unedited video of 14 June 2003 (24 hours) be available for viewing by Senator Brown’s office.

1769 Minister representing the Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

1770 Minister representing the Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government