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Notice given 20 June 2006

2101  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to the proposed dam at Rathdowney on the Logan River in Queensland:

(1) When and how did the Government first become aware of the proposal.

(2) (a) What official notification of the proposal has come to the Government; and (b) when and how did this notification arrive.

(3) What response has the Government made.

(4) What would be the environmental impact of the dam.

(5) Will any threatened species or communities be affected; if so, what are they.

2102  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to the proposed dam at Traveston on the Mary River in Queensland:

(1) When and how did the Government first become aware of the proposal.

(2) (a) What official notification of the proposal has come to the Government; and (b) when and how did this notification arrive.

(3) What response has the Government made.

(4) What would be the environmental impact of the dam.

(5) Will any threatened species or communities be affected; if so, what are they.

2103  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 1699 (Senate Hansard , 14 June 2006, p. 133) and the project brief available on the website referred to in the answer, which notes that ministers resolved at the November 2004 Community and Disability Services Ministers Conference (CDSMC) that there should be a review of national standards, including long day care, family day care, and outside school hour care and in-home care by the end of 2005:

 

 (1) What is the timeline for the National Standards for Child Care Services (NSCCS) Project being undertaken as part of the work of the Children’s Services Sub-Committee within the Council of Australian Governments  process.

(2) Was this an open tender process; if so, when was the tender advertised; if not, how was the consultant engaged.

(3) When was the consultant engaged to undertake the review.

(4) When will the review be completed.

(5) Has the consultant provided the department with a draft report from the review or any other documentation relating to the review.

(6) Has the Minister been provided with a draft report from the review or any other documentation relating to the review.

(7) Will the report be made publicly available; if so, when; if not, why not.

2104  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister for Finance and Administration—With reference to Budget Paper No. 1 2006-2007, p. 6-30: What is the amount of projected asset sales related expenses for each of the financial years from 2006-07 to 2009-10 for both the sale of Telstra and the sale of Medibank Private, contained in the contingency reserve.

2105  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—

(1) For each of the financial years 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06, how many flights into or out of Sydney Airport were outside of legislated curfew hours.

(2) For each of the above financial years, can details be provided for each week where legislated quotas were exceeded and the reason why the quota was exceeded.

(3) For each of these occurrences, how many instances may be classified as emergencies as defined by section 19 of the Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995 .

(4) Can details be provided of when and why the Secretary of the department has used the powers under section 12 of the Act to approve take-off or landings outside curfew times.

(5) For each of the above financial years, can details be provided of any dispensations issued under section 20 of the Act.