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Notice given 14 September 2005

1220  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the use of night vision goggles (NVG) in non-military aviation in Australia:

(1) Has the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) issued a Compliance Management Instruction (CMI) in relation to the use of NVG in non-military aviation in Australia; if so: (a) when was the CMI issued; (b) what minimum training requirements are contained in the CMI for: (i) pilots, and (ii) other crew; (c) how do these minimum training requirements differ from the minimum training requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States of America; and (d) how do these minimum training requirements differ from the minimum training requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority in New Zealand.

(2) Which organisations have submitted modified draft CMI to CASA and when was each draft CMI lodged.

(3) What, if any, undertakings were given by CASA or the Minister to those organisations which submitted modified draft CMI regarding: (a) the likely response; and (b) the likely date of that response.

(4) Have these undertakings been met; if not, why not.

1221  Senator Bishop: To ask the Minister for Defence—

(1) With reference to the first 6 months of operations of the new regulations governing random drug testing for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel: (a) how many random drug tests have been administered; and (b) what is the total number of ADF personnel who have been tested.

(2) Who administers the test and what personnel are present during testing.

(3) To date, which ADF sites have been targeted in the random drug test program.

(4) For the period identified in (1) above, how many ADF personnel were tested in the: (a) army; (b) navy; and (c) air force.

(5) How many ADF personnel have tested positive to banned substances from (a) army; (b) navy; and (c) air force.

(6) For each of the instances referred to in the answer to (5) above, what types of banned substances have been detected in: (a) army personnel; (b) navy personnel; and (c) air force personnel.

(7) What disciplinary action has been taken against personnel who have tested positive for banned substances in the: (a) army; (b) navy; and (c) air force.

(8) How many ADF personnel are currently awaiting a determination of disciplinary action for substance abuse.

 

 1222  Senator Crossin: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training—

(1) With reference to the Investing in Our Schools Program, to date, how many schools in the Northern Territory have applied for funding under this program.

(2) Can a list be provided of the schools identified in (1) above, including a breakdown by government and non-government schools.

(3) Can a list be provided of the successful applications, including: (a) the name of the school; (b) the project details; and (c) the amount of funding.

(4) Are the schools which applied unsuccessfully in round one reconsidered in any further rounds or are their applications spent.

(5) With reference to the Parent School Participation Initiative program, to date, how many schools in the Northern Territory have applied for funding under this program.

(6) Can a list be provided of the schools identified in (5) above, including a breakdown by government and non-government schools.

(7) Can a list be provided of the successful applications, including: (a) the name of the school; (b) the project details; and (c) the date and amount of the funding.

(8) For each of the successful cases, what is the amount of funding received by the schools in the past year under the former Aboriginal Student Support and Parent Awareness scheme.

(9) Are the schools which have been unsuccessful to date reconsidered in any further rounds or are their applications spent.

1223  Senator Crossin: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs—

(1) How much funding was allocated in the Northern Territory for the last year (2004-05) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services (ATSIS) for all of the individual ATSIS programs (e.g. Community Development Employment projects, Community Housing Infrastructure Program, Municipal Funding, Arts Industry Support, Broadcasting in Remote Aboriginal Communities Scheme, and Women’s Issues).

(2) Can information be provided on: (a) which department each of these programs has been placed under mainstreaming; and (b) how much funding is now allocated to each program in the Northern Territory for the 2005-06 financial year.

(3) (a) Given the abolition of ATSIS, how many staff were employed in ATSIS in the Northern Territory for the 2004-05 financial year; and (b) how many of these staff members were Indigenous.

(4) What is the total number of staff members who were ‘mapped across’ to other departments and can a breakdown be given by department, including those remaining with the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination.

(5) (a) How many staff members chose to resign and leave at the time referred to in (3) above; and (b) how many staff members have left since.

(6) How many Indigenous staff members are left working on Indigenous programs.

 

 (7) (a) How many vacancies are there in the Northern Territory for positions formerly with ATSIS and mapped across to mainstream departments as being associated with Indigenous programs; and (b) why are positions vacant.