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Notice given 9 June 2005

947  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Small Business and Tourism—

(1) Can details be provided of the official travel arrangements of the General Manager of Corporate Affairs of Tourism Australia since 29 March 2005 including: (a) date of travel; (b) mode of travel; (c) class of travel (i.e. first class, business class, economy, other); (d) point of departure and destination; (e) cost to Tourism Australia of the travel; (f) duration of journey; (g) place, number of nights and cost to Tourism Australia of accommodation; (h) purpose of journey; and (i) where the General Manager of Corporate Affairs was accompanied on the journey: (i) the name of the person(s) accompanying the General Manager, (ii) the capacity in which they accompanied the General Manager, and (iii) the amount of any extra cost to Tourism Australia as a result of the person(s) travel with the General Manager.

(2) Where the cost of travel or accommodation was met by an entity other than Tourism Australia, can the following information be provided: (a) the name of the entity; (b) the date, duration and purpose of travel; (c) the value of the travel and accommodation; (d) the names of those who accompanied the General Manager; and (e) the capacity in which they did so.

948  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Small Business and Tourism—With reference to the appointment of the General Manager of Corporate Affairs of Tourism Australia announced by media statement headlined: ‘Tourism Australia Executive Leadership Team Recruits New Member’:

(1) From whom and on what dates did:

(a) Talent 2 seek references about the successful candidate, either formally or informally;

(b) the Chair, any Board member or any employee or contractor of Tourism Australia seek references about the successful candidate, either formally or informally; and

(c) the Minister or any member of the Minister’s staff seek references about the successful candidate, either formally or informally.

(2) (a) Who were the referees nominated by the successful candidate; (b) when were the nominated referees contacted; and (c) who made contact with the referees.

949  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Small Business and Tourism—With reference to the appointment of the General Manager of Corporate Affairs of Tourism Australia announced by media statement headlined: ‘Tourism Australia Executive Leadership Team Recruits New Member’:

(1) (a) Can information be provided on: (i) the term of the General Manager’s appointment, (ii) the General Manager’s annual salary, and (iii) the rate and actual superannuation contribution made on behalf of the General Manager by Tourism Australia; and (b) can a copy of the employment contract between the General Manager be provided; if not, why not.

(2) Does Tourism Australia supply the General Manager with a motor vehicle; if so: (a) what type of vehicle; (b) where is the vehicle garaged; (c) what is the projected annual cost of fuel, insurance, registration and lease payments to be met by Tourism Australia; and (d) what is the cost to date to Tourism Australia of the provision of the vehicle.

(3) Does Tourism Australia supply the General Manager with an expense account; if so: (a) what is: (i) the limit of the account, (ii) the actual monthly expenditure on the account to date, and (iii) the method of acquittal; and (b) can a copy of the guidelines governing the use of the expense account be provided; if not, why not.

(4) Does Tourism Australia supply the General Manager with a credit card; if so: (a) what is: (i) the limit of the account, (ii) the actual monthly expenditure on the account to date, and (iii) the method of acquittal; and (b) can a copy of the guidelines governing the use of the credit card be provided; if not, why not.

(5) Does Tourism Australia supply the General Manager with a mobile telephone; if so: (a) what limit applies to the use of the telephone for personal calls; and (b) what is the total actual monthly cost to Tourism Australia of the mobile telephone service since 29 March 2005.

950  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Small Business and Tourism—With reference to the appointment of the General Manager of Corporate Affairs of Tourism Australia announced by media statement headlined: ‘Tourism Australia Executive Leadership Team Recruits New Member’: What background in tourism has the successful candidate had besides the 4 year role as a senior advisor to the former Minister for Small Business and Tourism (Mr Hockey).

951  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Small Business and Tourism—With reference to the appointment of the General Manager of Corporate Affairs of Tourism Australia announced by media statement headlined: ‘Tourism Australia Executive Leadership Team Recruits New Member’:

(1) Can information be provided on: (a) how Talent 2 was selected to undertake the executive search process and who else was considered for this role; (b) what the total cost was to the Commonwealth of Talent 2’s services; (c) how many candidates for the position were identified by Talent 2; (d) how many candidates were interviewed by Talent 2; (e) how many candidates were interviewed either formally or informally by: (i) the Chair of Tourism Australia, (ii) the Managing Director of Tourism Australia, (iii) the Minister, and (iv) the Prime Minister and/or his office and/or his department; (f) who made the final decision; (g) when the final decision was taken; and (h) when the announcement made.

(2) Can a copy be provided of the job advertisement for the position.

(3) Can information be provided outlining: (a) in which media outlets the advertisement was placed; and (b) the date of each placement.

952  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) By federal electorate, what is the current location and address of each Medibank Private office.

(2) For each of the past 3 financial years and for the 2004-05 financial year to date, by federal electorate, what is the location and address of each Medibank Private office which has been closed.

(3) For the 2005-06 financial year, by federal electorate, what is the location and address of each Medibank Private office scheduled for closure.

953  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—With reference to the Prime Minister’s media statement of 29 July 2004 headlined: ‘Reforms to the Family Law System’:

(1) Can information be provided on: (a) the proposed location of the 65 community-based Family Relationship Centres by: (i) state or territory, (ii) city/town/suburb, and (iii) federal electorate; and (b) the scheduled opening date of each centre.

(2) What modelling is being conducted, or has been conducted, to determine the needs of particular communities and thereby the location of each Family Relationship Centre.

(3) (a) When will the modelling begin and when will it conclude; (b) who will conduct the modelling; (c) how were they selected; (d) who made the final decision; and (e) can the modelling be made available; if not, why not.

(4) For each financial year of the program’s projected existence, can information be provided on the profile of total projected Commonwealth expenditure to: (a) establish; and (b) provide running costs for the community-based Family Relationship Centres.