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Notice given 4 December 2006

2908  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources—With reference to the Minister’s statement in his second reading speech on the Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006 (Senate Hansard , 30 November 2006, p. 34) that he has ‘consulted widely on the detail and philosophy of this bill, not only with conservation groups but also with industry’: (a) Which conservation and industry groups were consulted; and (b) on what dates.

2911  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) Is it the case, as was reported in April 2005, that officials from the Australian Consulate-General in Bali have been active in providing full consular support to Ms Schapelle Corby including ensuring her welfare, visiting her on a regular basis, confirming she is being treated properly and ensuring she is in good health and has access to any medical treatment she requires.

(2) Is it the case as reported in the Bulletin of 21 November 2006, that Ms Corby suffers from rotting teeth and chronic diarrhoea; if so, what action has been taken to see that she receives dental and medical treatment for these conditions.

2913  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—With reference to aircraft movements at Avalon Airport in Victoria, for the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 to date:

(1) How many aircraft movements have there been, broken down by training, commercial passenger, freight and recreational flights.

(2) How many complaints have been received in relation to aircraft noise.

2914  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—With reference to Jetstar and Avalon Airport:

(1) Was any consultation undertaken with residents regarding the expanding role of Avalon Airport; if so, what consultation was undertaken; if not, why not.

(2) What assistance, if any, has been offered to residents for noise abatement or sound proofing treatments.