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Notice given 14 August 2003 

1782  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—In relation to the working group to examine tenancy database privacy issues:

(1) How many people will the working group comprise.

(2) How will working group members be selected.

(3) From what area or state will working group members be selected.

(4) When will the selection process for the working group commence.

(5) Will the working group advertise its objectives and call for contributions; if so, through what medium of advertising will the working group call for contributions; if not, why not.

(6) Will housing groups or tenancy advocates be able to contribute to the discussion.

(7) Will the working group investigate claims against tenancy database operators made to respective state and territory residential tenancy tribunals; if not, why not.

(8) Will the working group hold public forums for contributions; if so, will these forums be held in each state and territory; if not, why not. 

1784  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—In relation to the provision of security assessments for Aviation Security Identity cards:

(1) To what will the staff level be reduced once the initial reissue has been completed.

(2) From which areas were the staff seconded.

(3) Were additional staff employed to cover shortfalls in these areas.

(4) What was the total cost involved in the reissuing of the cards for the 2003-04 financial year.

(5) Have any cardholders not been reissued with their cards; if so, can reasons be provided.

1785  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 59 taken during the 2003-04 Budget estimates hearings of the Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee regarding to the agreement with Telstra for the provision of a hotline service:

(1) How many calls were received for each of the billing dates listed in the answer to this question on notice.

(2) How many staff were originally employed to work in the centre.

(3) Have these staff members been relocated to other call centres or retrenched.

(4) Were these staff members employed under a certified agreement; if so, can details of the agreement be provided.

(5) Were there any payout costs associated with the downsizing of the workforce; if so, can details of any payout costs be provided.

(6) Can a comparison of calls to the 1800 service and the general 13 2400 number be provided in the form of a table.

1786  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 60 concerning calls received following the establishment of the hotline to the National Security Information Campaign Taskforce, taken during the 2003-04 Budget estimates hearings of the Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee:

(1) Can a breakdown be provided of the feedback that was received by: (a) number of calls; (b) categories; and (c) the exact nature of the calls.

(2) Can a copy of the feedback received be provided. 

1788  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—

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

(2) Where is the centre located.

(3) Is the centre open 24 hours; if not, (a) what hours is it open; and (b) to where are calls diverted when it is not open.

(4) How many calls does the centre receive each day.

(5) Can a breakdown be provided of calls received each month since the inception of the centre.

(6) Are salaries for staff at the centre paid according to qualifications.

(7) Of the 43 people currently employed within the centre, how many are employed on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.