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Notice given 1 October 2003

1872  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the Structural Adjustment Package for the Wide Bay Burnett Region of Queensland:

(1) When did the Minister announce the package.

(2) What funding was committed to the package.

(3) What grant monies have been paid under the package.

(4) When were program guidelines and applications forms made publicly available.

(5) When did the application period commence.

(6) When did the application period close.

1883  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—

(1) When did the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) or its predecessor, the National Registration Authority, receive an application for the use of glufosinate ammonium as a broad acre herbicide in Australia.

(2) Who was the applicant.

(3) When was the final decision made by APVMA regarding the use of glufosinate ammonium as a broad acre herbicide in Australia and can a copy of the approval notice or permit be provided, including all details of conditions of use; if not, why not.

(4) To date, how much has the current application for the use of glufosinate ammonium as a broad acre herbicide in Australia cost the APVMA to process.

(5) What is the expected total cost to the APVMA of processing the application.

(6) To date, what is the quantum of fees and charges which have been levied upon the applicant in relation to the application.

(7) What is the expected total of fees and charges that will be levied upon the applicant in relation to the application.

1884  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—

(1) When did the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) or its predecessor, the National Registration Authority, receive an application for the use of the herbicide known as Roundup as a broad acre herbicide in Australia.

(2) Who was the applicant.

(3) When is a final decision expected from the APVMA for the use of Roundup as a broad acre herbicide in Australia.

(4) To date, how much has the current application for the use of Roundup as a broad acre herbicide in Australia cost the APVMA to process.

(5) What is the expected total cost to the APVMA of processing the application.

(6) To date, what is the quantum of fees and charges which have been levied upon the applicant in relation to the application.

(7) What is the expected total of fees and charges that will be levied upon the applicant in relation to the application.