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Notice given 12 June 2007

3219  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—

(1) (a) Can an itemised breakdown of the total cost incurred in the case of Ms Vivian Solon be provided, including the costs of legal fees and administrative and other related costs; and (b) if any of the costs referred to in (a) are ongoing, can the costs to date be provided.

(2) What is the total fee that has been paid to Mr Tom Hughes QC.

(3) What has been the total cost and staff hours required to process Freedom of Information requests and to produce subpoenaed documents relating to Ms Solon’s case.

3221  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service—With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 2154 relating to the Ministerial Conversations Series hosted by the Australian Public Service Commission (Senate Hansard , 9 October 2006, p. 161):

(1) Can details be provided for each seminar hosted since 20 June 2006, including the date, duration, location, speaker and number of attendees by department and agency.

(2) What costs has the Australian Public Service Commission incurred in relation to each seminar, disaggregated to show costs associated with venue hire, photographers’ salaries, food, beverage, external consultancies, printing, direct and indirect salaries and other identified costs.