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Notice given 21 May 2007

3206  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister for Finance and Administration—

(1) Can a list be provided of all instances since 1 January 2000 in which the Minister has waived debts to the Commonwealth pursuant to subsection 34(1)(a) of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

(2) For each instance where a debt has been waived as described in paragraph (1): (a) on what date was the debt waived; (b) what was the value of the debt waived; (c) what was the name of the debtor (individual/organisation etc.); (d) why, briefly, was the debt waived; and (e) what was the nature of any conditions applying to the decision to waive the debt.

3207  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister for Finance and Administration—

(1) Can a list be provided of all ‘act of grace’ payments made since 1 January 2000 that were approved by the Minister pursuant to section 33 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

(2) For each payment described in paragraph (1): (a) on what date was it approved; (b) what was the date of the payment; (c) what was the value of the payment; (d) what was the name of the payment recipient (individual/organisation etc.); (e) briefly, what was the reason for the payment; and (f) what was the nature of any conditions applying to the payment.