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Notice given 24 April 2007

*3159  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation—

(1) What is the total amount of money spent on policing illegal fishing activities in Australia.

(2) What is the cost per day to detain an illegal fisherman in Australia.

(3) (a) How many people are currently detained in Australia for illegal fishing-based offences; and (b) what is the average length of detention for such people.

(4) For each year since 2000, how many people have been prosecuted for illegal fishing activities in Australia.

(5) How many people are currently awaiting a court appearance in Australia for illegal fishing activities.

(6) Of the people referred to in paragraph (5): (a) how many are Indonesian citizens; and (b) for the remaining people, can a list be provided that disaggregates the number of people by nationality.

(7) On average, how many days does it take for a person arrested for illegal fishing activities to appear before a court to be charged.

(8) (a) How many Indonesian citizens are in Australian jails for non-payment of illegal fishing fines; and (b) for each of these people, what sentence are they serving.

(9) What are the long-term plans for policing illegal fishing activities in Australian waters and what are the projected funding implications.

 

 *3160  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—With reference to the passenger movement charge at airports and seaports: For each of the financial years from 2000-01 to 2005-06 and each of the financial years up to and including 2010-11: (a) how much revenue was, or is projected to be, collected; and (b) how many movements were, or are projected to be, levied.

*3161  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the department’s Output Group 2.2 ‘Workplace relations implementation’, and specifically to Output 2.2.1, ‘Industry and Australian government employment advice’, Output 2.2.2, ‘Assistance to the Employment Advocate’, Output 2.2.3, ‘Workplace relations services’, Output 2.2.4, ‘Office of Workplace Services’, and Output 2.2.8, ‘Building Industry Taskforce’: For each of the outputs, can a list be provided of each subprogram or measure and: (a) its associated budgeted and actual spending for each of the financial years 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 to date; and (b) the current 4-year forward estimates of spending, including any supplementation through additional estimates.

*3162  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—In regard to the WorkChoices initiative and its implementation: For each of the financial years 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 to date: (a) what was the budgeted and actual spending for any advertising, including production, placement and polling costs; and (b) can details be provided of the current 4-year forward estimates of spending, including any supplementation through additional estimates.

*3163  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—

(1) What is the annual budgeted and actual spending for the Special Employee Entitlements Scheme for Ansett Group employees for the life of the scheme.

(2) If there is variation between the annual budgeted and actual spending referred to in paragraph (1), can detailed reasons be provided as to why.

(3) When are claims under the scheme likely to be resolved.

*3164  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—With reference to each of the department’s Outcome 4 programs, Program 4.1, ‘Primary Care Education and Training’, Program 4.2, ‘Primary Care Financing, Quality and Access’, Program 4.3, ‘Primary Care Policy, Innovation and Research’ and Program 4.4, ‘Primary Care Practice Incentives’: Can a list be provided of each subprogram or measure and: (a) its associated budgeted and actual spending for each of the financial years 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 to date; and (b) the current 4-year forward estimates of spending, including any supplementation through additional estimates.

*3165  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—With reference to each of the departments Outcome 9 programs, Program 9.1, ‘Chronic Disease - Treatment’, Program 9.2, ‘E-Health Implementation’ and Program 9.3, ‘Health Information’: Can a list be provided of each subprogram or measure and: (a) its associated budgeted and actual spending for each of the financial years 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 to date; and (b) the current 4-year forward estimates of spending, including any supplementation through additional estimates.