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Notice given 21 March 2007

3059  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—What are the implications of cyberspace commercial activities for: (a) the integrity of the Australian taxation system; (b) consumer protection of Australian citizens; and (c) copyright and defamation laws.

3061  Senator Stephens: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—

(1) For each of the years since 2000, how many approved child care services has the department found to be non-compliant with the requirement to issue child care receipts pursuant to section 219E of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and associated statutory rules.

(2) Of these non-compliant services: (a) how many have been sanctioned under the relevant Act; and (b) what penalties were imposed on the services.

3062  Senator Stephens: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—

(1) For each of the years since 2000, how many approved child care services has the department found to be non-compliant with the requirement to keep children’s attendance records pursuant to section 219F of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and associated statutory rules.

(2) Of these non-compliant services: (a) how many have been sanctioned under the relevant Act; and (b) what penalties were imposed on the services.

3063  Senator Stephens: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—

(1) For each of the years since 2000, how many approved child care services have refused consent for an authorised officer to enter their premises to inspect documents required to be kept by the service pursuant to section 219K of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 and associated statutory rules.

(2) Of these non-compliant services: (a) how many have been sanctioned under the relevant Act; and (b) what penalties were imposed on the services.

3064  Senator Hurley: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources—With reference to projects where funding is provided as part of the Water Smart Australia Programme and Raising National Water Standards, can an outline be provided, for each state, of the projects, detailing: (a) the cost of each project, including the total cost, Commonwealth contributions, and other contributions where known; (b) each organisation that is responsible for an individual project, for instance a state government, local council or private company; and (c) the expected completion date of the project if the project is not completed already.