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Notice given 27 February 2006

1602  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Aviation Medicine Section:

(1) How many current medical certificates are endorsed ‘renew by CASA only’.

(2) How are applications for renewal of medical certificates endorsed ‘renew by CASA only’ assessed.

(3) Are all officers responsible for assessing applications for renewal of medical certificates endorsed ‘renew by CASA only’ registered with a medical registration authority of a state or territory of the Commonwealth; if not, why not.

(4) What service standards apply to the assessment of applications for renewal of medical certificates endorsed ‘renew by CASA only’.

(5) Are all officers responsible for the appointment of Designated Aviation Medical Examiners registered with a medical registration authority of a state or territory of the Commonwealth; if not, why not.

(6) Is it a requirement that the Principal Medical Officer or an officer acting in that position is registered with a medical registration authority of a state or territory of the Commonwealth; if not, why not.

1605  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—

(1) On what date did the Minister become aware of the Telstra plan to remove 5 000 payphones over the next 7 months.

(2) On what date did the Minister ask Telstra to provide a copy of the Telstra Country Wide briefing note containing details of the plan.

(3) On what date did Telstra provide the Minister with the Telstra Country Wide briefing note.

(4) Can a copy of the Telstra Country Wide briefing note be provided; if not, why not.

(5) With reference to the Tasmanian payphones targeted for removal and identified in the Telstra Country Wide briefing note, can the following details be provided, in each case, the: (a) location, including, where applicable, the street address; (b) average usage by dollar amount by financial year for the past 3 years; (c) date the payphone was installed; and (d) proposed date of removal.