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Notice given 8 June 2006

1919  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Special Minister of State—

(1) Can details be provided of office holders of The Nationals, a political party registered under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 .

(2) Can details also be provided of any changes to office holders in the 2005-06 financial year, to date.

Senator O’Brien: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1932-1936)—

(1) Can details be provided of any occasions since October 1996 on which departments or agencies for which the Minister is responsible have engaged or otherwise sought to rely on the opinions or advice of clairvoyants.

(2) For each occasion, can details be provided of the circumstances and any associated payments.

1934 Minister representing the Attorney-General

1936 Minister for Justice and Customs

1938  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—

(1) Can details be provided of all Commonwealth-funded state funerals since October 1996.

(2) For each state funeral, can details be provided of the itemised cost to the Commonwealth.

1939  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services—

(1) Can details be provided of all Centrelink offices closed since October 1996, including the date of closure, street address, post code and electorate.

(2) Can details be provided of all Centrelink offices downgraded since October 1996, including the date of downgrading, street address, post code and electorate.

 

 1941  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services—

(1) Can details be provided of all Child Support Agency offices closed since October 1996, including the date of closure, street address, post code and electorate.

(2) Can details be provided of all Child Support Agency offices downgraded since October 1996, including the date of downgrading, street address, post code and electorate.

Senator O’Brien: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1944-1962)—

(1) Since October 1996, on how many occasions has a conclusive certificate been issued in relation to departments or agencies within the Minister’s portfolio exempting a document or documents from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI).

(2) For each occasion: (a) what was the date; (b) what was the department or agency of which the FOI request was made; (c) what officer made the decision; (d) what was the document or documents excluded from disclosure pursuant to the certificate; and (e) was an appeal made against the decision in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; if so, what was the case name and its outcome.

1957 Minister for the Environment and Heritage

1961 Minister representing the Minister for Human Services

Senator O’Brien: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1964-1982)—With reference to the Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration Scheme: for each department and agency for which the Minister is responsible, what is the total payment made under this scheme for each financial year since October 1996, by department and agency.

1966 Minister representing the Treasurer

1977 Minister for the Environment and Heritage

1981 Minister representing the Minister for Human Services

Senator O’Brien: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1985-2003)—What is the quantum of payments made as settlements to claims for monetary compensation by the departments and agencies for which the Minister is responsible that are consistent with Legal Services Directions issued under section 55ZF of the Judiciary Act 1903 , by financial year, since the first Legal Services Directions were issued.

1985 Minister representing the Prime Minister

1987 Minister representing the Treasurer

1989 Minister for Finance and Administration

1992 Minister representing the Attorney-General

1993 Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

1994 Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

1995 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

1998 Minister for the Environment and Heritage

2000 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

2002 Minister representing the Minister for Human Services