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Notice given 10 August 2005

1077  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training—With reference to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation budgeted actual revenue for the 2004-05 financial year and Table 5.1: Analysis of Budgeted Financial Statements, Statement of Financial Performance for the 2004-05 period:

(1) Will the Minister provide a financial breakdown of revenues from the sale of radioisotopes for:

(a) radiopharmaceuticals derived from the High Flux Australian Reactor (HIFAR) at Lucas Heights for: (i) domestic use, and (ii) export;

(b) industrial radioisotopes derived from the HIFAR at Lucas Heights for: (i) domestic use, and (ii) export;

(c) radiopharmaceuticals derived from the National Medical Cyclotron (NMC) at the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital for: (i) domestic use, and (ii) export; and

(d) industrial radioisotopes derived from the NMC at the RPA Hospital for: (i) domestic use, and (ii) export.

(2) For the 2005-06 financial year, will the Minister provide the projected revenues from the sale of radioisotopes for:

(a) radiopharmaceuticals derived from the HIFAR at Lucas Heights for: (i) domestic use, and (ii) export;

(b) industrial radioisotopes derived from the HIFAR at Lucas Heights for: (i) domestic use, and (ii) export;

(c) radiopharmaceuticals derived from the NMC at the RPA Hospital for: (i) domestic use, and (ii) export; and

(d) industrial radioisotopes derived from the NMC at the RPA Hospital for: (i) domestic use, and (ii) export.

1078  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources—With reference to inbound tourism:

(1) Has the Government received any representations from the inbound tourist industry, the Transport Worker’s Union or other bodies regarding: (a) a breach of visa conditions by persons from overseas who are working as guides in the Australian inbound tourist industry; (b) the exploitation of such guides through their being paid below award wages and being on sub-standard Australian Workplace Agreements; and (c) the abuse of driver safety regulations with respect to hours of driving.

(2) Has the Government implemented any measures to prevent such abuses.

(3) Is regulation of the use of tour guides and drivers from overseas within the terms of reference of the Tourism Accreditation Working Group.