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Notice given 12 March 2008

369  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—

(1) At any point during the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, in Sydney, were the spouses of the APEC leaders transported by a coach with a parquetry floor; if so: (a) where did the coach come from and how was it transported to Sydney; (b) why was it deemed necessary for the leaders’ spouses to be transported in this manner; and (c) who made the decision about what level of luxury the leaders’ spouses would travel in.

(2) What were the costs and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transport of the coach to Sydney.

(3) Can descriptions be provided of the other features of the vehicles that the leaders’ spouses travelled in.