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Notice given 1 December 2005

1407  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—

(1) How many Indonesian fishing boats have been: (a) seen by authorities in Australian waters; (b) intercepted and turned away from Australian waters; (c) seized in Australian waters; and (d) approached by authorities but avoided interception in Australian waters.

(2) How many patrols have been conducted in Australian waters.

(3) (a) How many vessels are involved in intercepting illegal fishing boats; (b) what are the specifications of these vessels; and (c) in what ports are they based.

1411  Senator Milne: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—

(1) How many rescues of suspected illegal entry vessels was Coastwatch involved in between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2001; (b) what were the codenames of those suspected illegal entry vessels; and (c) how many passengers were aboard those vessels.

(2) (a) What action was taken by Coastwatch on 27 March and 28 March 2001 in relation to the rescue at sea of the suspected illegal entry vessel codenamed Gelantipy; and (b) what records are held by Coastwatch in relation to the rescue at sea of this vessel.

1413  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—

(1) Was advice provided to the Treasurer by the department, or any agency in the Treasurer’s portfolio, that went towards, or informed, the Coalition’s mature-aged worker tax offset released on 9 September 2004.

 

 (2) Was advice or input was given to, or received from, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations or the Department of Finance and Administration in relation to (1) above.

(3) If the answer is yes for (1) or (2) above: (a) what was the broad nature of that advice; and (b) was it provided before or after 31 August 2004.

1414  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—

(1) Was advice provided to the Prime Minister by the department, or any agency in the Prime Minister’s portfolio, that went towards, or informed, the Coalition’s Commemorative Events in 2005 policy released on 7 September 2004.

(2) Was advice or input was given to, or received from, the Department of Finance and Administration or the Department of the Treasury in relation to (1) above.

(3) If the answer is yes for (1) or (2) above: (a) what was the broad nature of that advice; and (b) was it provided before or after 31 August 2004.