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Notice given 4 February 2009

Senator Cash: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1235-1270)—Are there any Acts of Parliament within your ministerial responsibility that have only been partially proclaimed; if so, what are the unproclaimed sections and what are the reasons for not proclaiming these sections.

1235 Minister representing the Prime Minister

1236 Minister representing the Minister for Education ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations on 5 February 2009 )

1237 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

1238 Minister representing the Minister for Social Inclusion ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations on 5 February 2009 )

1239 Minister representing the Treasurer

1240 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

1241 Special Minister of State

1242 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

1243 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

1244 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

1245 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

1246 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

1247 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation

1248 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

1249 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

1250 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

1251 Minister for Climate Change and Water

1252 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

1253 Minister representing the Attorney-General

1254 Minister for Human Services

1255 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

 

 1256 Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

1257 Minister representing the Minister for Tourism

1258 Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs

1259 Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer

1260 Minister representing the Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs

1261 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

1262 Minister representing the Minister for Housing

1263 Minister representing the Minister for the Status of Women

1264 Minister representing the Minister for Employment Participation ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations on 5 February 2009 )

1265 Minister representing the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Defence on 5 February 2009 )

1266 Minister representing the Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy

1267 Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law

1268 Minister representing the Minister for Ageing

1269 Minister representing the Minister for Youth ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations on 5 February 2009 )

1270 Minister representing the Minister for Sport

1271  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—Excluding vessels that are believed to be fishing legitimately in certain areas of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (AEEZ), such as the MoU Box, how many sightings of foreign fishing vessels were recorded by Australian Fisheries Management Authority vessels, Coastwatch and Australian Defence Force aircraft in AEEZ waters between the Western Australian coastline and the Indonesian archipelago, for each of the following financial years: (a) 2004-05; (b) 2005-06; (c) 2006-07; and (d) 2007-08.

1272  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) What information does the Government have on China’s ‘strike hard’ crackdown in Tibet.

(2) Is it true that 600 members of the armed police have apprehended 6 000 people and questioning is aimed at arresting people who may have been involved in the freedom riots on 18 March 2008.

(3) Are guest houses required to report to police on any Australian guests; if so, why.

(4) Have peaceful human rights advocates been arrested.

(5) Are mobile phones being checked for songs or other material that favours Tibetan political or religious freedom.

(6) What action has the Government taken in response to this repressive action in Tibet.

 

 1273  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law—Further to the answer to question on notice 755 (Senate Hansard , 3 February 2009, p. 104): (a) will the Government be checking: (i) who did the valuations on the eligible loans, and (ii) when the valuation on the eligible loans was made; and (b) if not, how will the Government ensure that valuations on the eligible loans reflect the current, and potentially future, lower-priced property market.