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Notice given 16 August 2006

2393  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads—With reference to compliance testing and certification of vehicles imported into Australia: for each of the financial years 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 to date, has the department or any of its agencies sent instructions, circulars, letters or any other form of correspondence to vehicle engineers regarding compliance or other testing of electric quadricycles and other electric vehicles including the Reva; if so: (a) what was the substance of the instructions, circulars, letters or correspondence; (b) who authorised the instructions, circulars, letters or correspondence; and (c) can a copy be provided of the instructions, circulars, letters or correspondence.

2394  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to leases at Bankstown Airport granted and managed by the Federal Airports Corporation (FAC):

(1) Between 1996 and the sale of the airport to Bankstown Airport Limited in December 2003: (a) how many initial rental determinations made by FAC were disputed by lessees; (b) which parties lodged these disputes; and (c) what was the outcome of each dispute.

 

 (2) Between 1996 and the sale of the airport to Bankstown Airport Limited in December 2003: (a) how many biennial lease renewal rent determinations made by FAC were disputed by lessees; (b) which parties lodged these disputes; (c) what was the outcome of each dispute; and (d) what was the percentage increase applied to each lessee.

2395  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the media release by the former Minister for Transport and Regional Services (Mr Anderson) on 20 February 2004, which states that the implementation of the National Airspace System (NAS) ‘involves 50 steps over several years’ and that as at that date, 13 steps had been introduced: Can an outline be provided of the details of each of the 50 steps involved in the implementation of NAS, including: (a) the date of introduction of each of the 13 steps to 20 February 2004; (b) the date of the introduction of each of the steps since 20 February 2004; and (c) the timetable for the introduction of all future steps.