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Notice given 6 September 2006

2476  Senator Marshall: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs—With reference to the trade skills training visa (subclass 471) applications:

(1) What trade qualifications are being sought by each applicant.

(2) Have any of the applications been approved; if so, which ones; if not, what is the timetable for approval or refusal.

(3) Have any of the applicants been approved as sponsoring organisations; if so, which ones; if not, what is the timetable for approval or refusal.

 

 2477  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training—With reference to school funding programs:

(1) Can the department provide a list of all the Commonwealth funding programs (e.g. Parent School Partnership Initiative, Kids Excel, Investing in Our Schools etc.) that schools can access and which require the school to make an application in order to receive it.

(2) For each program: (a) what is the duration of each funding grant (i.e. annual, biannual or more); (b) is funding provided once only or is it renewable; if renewable, is a new application needed to renew funding; (c) how long is the application form (number of pages or number of questions); and (d) what is the average time period between the application form being lodged and the funding being issued.