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Notice given 24 January 2006

1562  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—With reference to the request for quote documentation contained in Attachment A to the answer given by the department to question no. 239 taken on notice during the supplementary budget estimates hearing of the Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee on 1 November 2005, which: (a) outlined that the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) sought to engage a consultant to conduct a formative evaluation of the South Australian Anangu-Pitjantjatjara Lands Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Indigenous trial; and (b) detailed a proposed timeline, including the submission of a final evaluation report to OIPC on 19 December 2005:

(1) Which consultant was selected to conduct the formative evaluation on the Anangu-Pitjantjatjara Lands trial.

(2) Has the final report been submitted by the consultant to OIPC; if so, on what date was it submitted; if not, when does OIPC expect to receive the report.

(3) Has the draft report been submitted to OIPC and South Australian government staff; if so, on what date was the draft report submitted.

(4) Will the final report be made publicly available; if so, can a copy be provided.

(5) (a) Have consultants been selected to conduct formative evaluations of any other COAG trial sites; if so, can details be provided of: (a) the location of the trial site; (b) the date upon which the evaluation began or will begin; (c) the name of the consultant; and (d) the expected date of submission of the final report.

(6) Have any final evaluation reports been submitted in relation to other COAG Indigenous trials; if so, can copies be provided.