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Notice given 21 July 2006

2242  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—With reference to the liquidation of the Sports’ Aboriginal Corporation of Tasmania:

(1) What responsibility, past and present, has the department had in relation to the corporation and/or its liquidation.

(2) Did the department ever provide instructions or advice to the liquidator; if so, when and what did it pertain to.

(3) Has the department received any correspondence from former employees of the corporation in relation to their unpaid entitlements; if so, in each case, what was: (a) the date of receipt; (b) the name of the author; and (c) the recipient of the correspondence.

(4) What was the department’s response in relation to this correspondence.

(5) Has the department offered to provide any assistance; if so, what assistance has been provided to date.

 

 (6) When did the department first become aware of claims for unpaid entitlements from former employees of the corporation.

(7) When did the Minister first become aware of claims for unpaid entitlements from former employees of the corporation.

(8) What is the total amount claimed by former employees for unpaid entitlements and wages.

(9) How much of that debt has been: (a) admitted by the liquidator; and (b) rejected by the liquidator.

(10) Are all of these former employees classified as preferred creditors; if not, why.

(11) How much of those entitlements and wages have been paid out to date.