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Notice given 17 August 2006

*2396  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the proposed BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd brickworks on Perth Airport land, and the ‘Conditions of Approval’ attachment to the Minister’s Media Release of 15 August, 2006:

 

 (1) Can each of the substances, specified in Column A of the table included in condition 1b, be identified.

(2) How the were the emission limits, specified in Column B of the same table, arrived at.

(3) What penalties, if any, apply to breaches of these limits.

*2397  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the proposed BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd brickworks on Perth Airport land, and the ‘Conditions of Approval’ attached to the Minister’s Media Release of 15 August 2006:

(1) Who is the lead agency with responsibility for management of this development.

(2) Can an outline be provided of the formal responsibility of each of the following agencies and corporations with regard to this development: (a) the Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS); (b) the Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH); and (c) the Westralia Airports Corporation Pty Ltd.

(3) Are the ‘Conditions of Approval’ legally enforceable; if so, by whom.

(4) Which business unit or branch within DOTARS has the expertise and/or the competence in regulating industrial developments of this kind.

(5) Are there any other industrial developments of this kind in Australia currently regulated by DOTARS.

(6) What penalties apply for breaches of condition 1.

(7) Which agency and business unit or branch within that agency is responsible for monitoring compliance with condition 1.

(8) Which agency and business unit or branch within that agency is responsible for the enforcement and levying of penalties with regard to condition 1.

(9) What penalties apply for breaches of condition 4.

(10) Which agency and business unit or branch within that agency is responsible for monitoring compliance with condition 4.

(11) Which agency and business unit or branch within that agency is responsible for the enforcement and levying of penalties with regard to condition 4.

(12) With regard to condition 7, can a description be provided of DEH’s formal role in ‘consultation’ on the Flora and Fauna Survey.

(13) Does DEH have to formally approve the resulting Flora and Fauna Management Plan.

(14) Will the Flora and Fauna Management Plan be subject to community consultation and public review; if not, why not.

(15) Will the quarterly monitoring results identified in condition 1c(iv) be made public; if so, which of the parties identified in condition 1c(iv) will have responsibility for releasing the results to the public.

(16) Why has DEH been excluded from the approval of the ‘Construction Environment Management Plan’ (CEMP) as identified in condition 8.

(17) Which business unit or branch within DOTARS has the expertise and/or the competence in assessing the CEMP.

(18) Why has DEH been excluded from the approval of the ‘Environmental Management System’ (EMS) as identified in condition 10.

 

 (19) Which business unit or branch within DOTARS has the expertise and/or the competence in assessing the EMS.

(20) How does condition 11 address the concerns raised by DEH in part 4.3 (Land Use - Buffer) of the Environmental Assessment Report for the Perth Airport brickworks.

(21) Is it the case that the separation distances between the closest points of the specified plant components and the boundaries of sensitive land uses as identified in Annexure A will still be inconsistent with the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Statement of Planning Policy No. 4.1 State Industrial Buffer Policy (1997) and the 2004 draft revision of that policy; if not, why not.

(22) Will the results of ambient air quality monitoring referred to in condition 12a be made public: if so, on what basis will these data be released; if not, why not.

(23) Will the results of the cumulative impact modelling referred to in condition 12b be made public: if so, on what basis will this modelling be released; if not, why not.

(24) Will the results of the assessment of public health environmental risks referred to in condition 12c be made public: if so, on what basis will this assessment be released; if not, why not.

(25) Why has DEH been excluded from the approval of the ‘Operational Environmental Management Plan’ (OEMP) as identified in condition 13.

(26) Which business unit or branch within DOTARS has the expertise and/or the competence in assessing the OEMP.

(27) Is the Minister aware of any differences between the specifications of the brickworks in the Major Development Plan (MDP) and the brickworks actually proposed to be constructed, as suggested in condition 24; if so, can those differences be identified.

*2398  Senator Bishop: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—

(1) Can Defence families salary sacrifice child care costs at ABC Corporate Care centres; if so, can a copy be provided of the guidelines on salary sacrificing arrangements made available to Defence personnel, who use ABC Corporate Care centres.

(2) Can Defence families salary sacrifice child care fees at ABC Learning Centres that are not specifically designated as departmental corporate care centres; if so, can they salary sacrifice at any ABC Learning Centre, or just particular centres; if only at particular centres, can a list be provided of those centres.

(3) Will the department allow families to salary sacrifice child care fees with any child care provider other than ABC Corporate Care; if so (a) which providers; (b) in which federal electorates do the relevant services operate; and (c) do the services include family day care and outside school hours care.

(4) For each of the financial years 2004-05 and 2005-06, how many departmental personnel salary sacrificed child care.

(5) Does the department pay fringe benefits tax in relation to child care; if so: (a) how much was paid; and (b) what was the average tax payable per employee in relation to salary sacrificed child care.

 

 (6) Can a copy be provided of any rulings made by the Australian Tax Office specifying circumstances in which the department is exempt from paying fringe benefits tax for child care.

Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos *2399-*2416)—Has the Minister met with representatives of the Wilderness Society in the past 5 years; if so, on what dates.

*2399 Minister representing the Prime Minister

*2400 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

*2401 Minister representing the Treasurer

*2402 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

*2403 Minister for Finance and Administration

*2404 Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services

*2405 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

*2406 Minister representing the Attorney-General

*2407 Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

*2408 Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

*2409 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

*2410 Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources

*2411 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

*2412 Minister for the Environment and Heritage

*2413 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

*2414 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

*2415 Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training

*2416 Minister for the Arts and Sport