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Notice given 19 December 2008

1199  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—

(1) How many facilities have had their licences revoked because of serious risk since the introduction of the Aged Care Act 1997 .

(2) Can the names be provided of the two services who have had their licences revoked following findings by the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency of serious risk since 1 July 2006.

(3) Since 1 July 2006, 37 services have had sanctions imposed on them because of serious risk findings by the agency: (a) can a list be provided of those 37 services; and (b) for each service, can a copy be provided of the review audit major findings - assessment information.

1200  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—With reference to advertisements appearing in rural print media for the Farm Ready Reimbursement Grants providing $130 million over 4 years to primary producers and Indigenous land managers to attend approved courses to help them adapt and respond to the impacts of climate change:

(1) Why is a distinction drawn in the grants between primary producers and Indigenous land managers.

(2) Are non-Indigenous land mangers eligible for these grants if they are not primary producers.

(3) How is the $130 million allocated between primary producers and Indigenous land managers.

(4) (a) What criteria will be used to assess particular projects as worthy of a grant; and (b) will the same criteria be used to assess projects undertaken by primary producers and Indigenous land managers.

 

Senator Cormann: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1202-1203)—Given the estimated $800 million in additional infrastructure investment required by Inpex Corporation as a result of the decision to process gas from the Browse Basin’s Ichthys gas field in Darwin rather than in Western Australia:

(1) What will be the delay in commencement of Petroleum Resource Rent Tax payments from the Ichthys gas field as a result of this additional capital expenditure.

(2) What is the potential impact on Commonwealth revenue as a result of reduced petroleum resource rent tax flowing from the increase in project capital costs.

1202 Minister representing the Treasurer

1203 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation ( transferred to the Minister representing the Treasurer on 23 December 2008 )