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Notice given 7 June 2006

1914  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—Has the Civil Aviation Safety Authority investigated any complaints that sports and recreational aviation association-accredited flight instructors have issued instructions to pilots of Jabiru aircraft that contradict instructions by the manufacturer; if so, can the details be provided, including the outcome of each investigation.

1915  Senator Milne: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—

(1) Given the significant environmental damage being done by rabbits on Macquarie Island, what steps is the Government taking to eradicate these feral animals.

(2) Has the Government prepared and funded a program dedicated to eradicating rabbits and other feral species from Macquarie Island.

(3) How will the planned withdrawal of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) research station from Macquarie Island affect the capacity to manage feral species on the island.

(4) What effect will the closure of the AAD research station on Macquarie Island have on the protection of endemic flora and fauna from other potential impacts, including tourism and poachers.


 1918  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs—

(1) What has been the total itemised cost incurred as of June 2006 in support of the litigation and negotiation (including, but not limited to, legal fees, expert and consultant reports, translation, accommodation and transport expenses, miscellaneous fees and administration costs) involving: (a) Vivian Alvarez Solon; and (b) Cornelia Rau.

(2) What has been the total itemised cost of care for Ms Solon, both in the Philippines and in Australia, including, but not limited to, accommodation, medical care, food and clothing and other items, airfares and transport.