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Notice given 8 August 2006

2314  Senator Wong: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—Has the Prime Minister sought advice from: (a) the department; and/or (b) the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations; and/or (c) the Office of Workplace Services; and/or (d) any other sources about the circumstances of any workers that have appeared in Australian Council of Trade Unions advertisements opposing the Government’s industrial relations legislation; if so:

(a) can details be provided including the date(s) advice was sought and the date(s), source(s) and the form(s) of any advice received in response to the request; and

(b) is the Minister aware of whether the information he received was different in form or substance to that which was provided to the workers who appeared in the advertisements.

2316  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Trade—With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 1866:

(1) Has the Minister reviewed the Hansard which records his answer to a question without notice from the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives on 30 May 2006 concerning the Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded work by Single Vision on alternatives to the ‘single desk’ for wheat exports.

(2) Can the Minister confirm that his answer to the question from the Leader of the Opposition does not disclose the date on which he became aware of this work by Single Vision.

(3) On what date did the Minister become aware of the Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded work by Single Vision on alternatives to the ‘single desk’ for wheat exports.

(4) How did the Minister become aware.

2317  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 1605:

(1) On what date did the Minister receive written advice from Telstra in response to her request on 20 February 2006 seeking details of Telstra’s plan to remove 5 000 payphones between February and September 2006.

(2) Can a copy of that written advice be provided; if not, why not.

2318  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—Do the engines on the wing or the auxiliary power units of BAe 146 aircraft that have operated or are operating in Australia contain parts or components that contain beryllium, including parts and components manufactured by sub-contractors; if so, can details be provided of those parts or components that contain beryllium.