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Notice given 20 February 2008

*288  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—

(1) Between the following years, what total number of handguns were stolen from each jurisdiction: (a) 1978-83; (b) 1984-89; (c) 1990-95; (d) 1996-2001; and (e) 2002-07.

(2) From what source were the handguns stolen (i.e. individuals, gun shops, security firms etc.).

*289  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the President of the Senate—

(1) Can a list be provided of all contractors responsible for maintenance of the public spaces, offices, gardens and surrounds of Parliament House between 1998 and 2002.

(2) Can the process by which these contractors were appointed be outlined.

*290  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts—

(1) How many Indigenous languages existed in Australia in 1788.

(2) How many of these languages have been lost.

(3) Are any Indigenous languages currently at risk of being lost; if so, which ones.

(4) What strategies are currently in place to ensure the survival of Indigenous languages.

(5) What funding has been committed to ensure the survival of Indigenous languages.

*291  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Special Minister of State—

(1) Can a list be provided of all contractors responsible for the refurbishment and establishment of the parliamentarians’ electorate offices between 1998 and 2008.

(2) Can the process by which these contractors were appointed be outlined.