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Notice given 28 November 2006

Senator O’Brien: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 2839-2856)—With reference to the department and all agencies in the Minister’s portfolio:

(1) How many staff are engaged under a Certified Agreement (CA).

(2) How many staff are engaged under the provisions of an Australian Workplace Agreement (AWA).

(3) Does the department or portfolio agency have any staff engaged under the provisions of a common law contract; if so: (a) by level, how many staff are under these contracts; and (b) for what reason has the department or agency determined that common law contracts are preferred employment instruments over either CAs or AWAs.

2839 Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services

 

 2840 Minister representing the Treasurer

2841 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

2842 Minister for Finance and Administration

2843 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

2844 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

2845 Minister representing the Attorney-General

2846 Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

2847 Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

2850 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

2851 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

2852 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

2853 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

2854 Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training

2856 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

2859  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—

(1) By year since 1996, how many non-compliance notices have been issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority or any other relevant agencies to international aviation providers undertaking regular passenger transport in Australian controlled airspace.

(2) In each case what was the: (a) reason for the issue of the notice; and (b) the name of the international carrier.

2864  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the decision by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) on 25 November 2006 to suspend Transair’s air operators certificate (AOC) under section 30DC of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 on the grounds the operator had engaged, may be engaging and was likely to engage in conduct constituting, contributing to, or resulting in, a serious and imminent risk to air safety:

(1) Is a serious risk one where conduct has caused, or is reasonably likely to cause, an aviation accident or incident.

(2) On what basis did CASA determine the risk was serious.

(3) On what basis did CASA determine the risk was imminent.

(4) On what date did CASA first receive information about the serious and imminent risk.

(5) On what date did CASA seek from Transair a written explanation of events and/or undertakings necessary to alleviate the serious and imminent risk.

(6) In what form was the request made.

(7) On what date did the operator respond to that request.

(8) Which officer authorised the suspension action.

(9) On what date and at what time did CASA decide to suspend the AOC.

(10) (a) On what date and at what time; and (b) in what form, was the suspension notice served on the operator.

 

 (11) Can a copy of the suspension notice be provided; if not, why not.

(12) If there was a delay between the decision to suspend the operator and the service of the suspension notice, what is the explanation for the delay.

(13) On what date and at what time was the suspension effective.

(14) On what date did CASA make an application to the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) seeking an order under section 30DE of the Act.

(15) What order of the FCA did CASA seek.

(16) Did CASA seek costs.

(17) Can a copy of the application and supporting affidavit be provided; if not, why not.

(18) What was the outcome of the application, including the details of any order made by the FCA.

2870  Senator Bishop: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—With reference to the answer given to question on notice W1 (o) asked during the 2006 Budget estimates hearing of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee:

(1) Of the 28 cases listed under military justice, six of which concern sexual harassment: (a) how long has each of those cases been active; (b) at what stage are proceedings with respect to mediation, court hearings, or negotiation; (c) how many await applicant responses or input; and (d) how are the remaining 22 categorised.

(2) Of the asbestos cases: (a) what is the age distribution of those from original date of lodgement; (b) how many cases are active with respect to court proceedings, mediation or negotiation; and (c) how many have already received disability compensation payments.

(3) Of the F III claims, how many of those cases have already received a compensation payment under the act of grace scheme administered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

(4) With respect to those cases listed under ‘contract law’: (a) who are the claimants; (b) where known, what are the sums sought; (c) how long has each case been active; and (d) what is the current stage of the process in each case.

2871  Senator Bishop: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—With reference to the answer given to question on notice W1 (o) asked during the 2006 Budget estimates hearing of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee: (a) without identifying the claimant, of the eight cases listed for compensation under the heading of ‘military justice’: (i) what is the substance of each claim, and (ii) how long has each claim been active; and (b) of the eight cases listed under ‘medical’: (i) what is the nature of each claim for which payment is sought, and (ii) how long has each case been active.