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Notice given 3 May 2010

2798  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—

(1) (a) What are the Government’s current guidelines in regard to promoting cycling and the safety of cyclists; and (b) what funding was provided to support this for each of the following financial years: (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08, (iii) 2008-09, and (iv) 2009-10 to date.

(2) How many cyclists have been killed or hospitalised in road crashes for each of the following financial years: (a) 2004-05; (b) 2005-06; (c) 2006-07; (d) 2007-08; (e) 2008-09; and (f) 2009-10 to date.

2800  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—

(1) What percentage of monies due for collection under child support assessments is currently overdue by more than 30 days.

(2) What is the total amount of money outstanding by more than 30 days for child support payments.

(3) On an annual basis, for each of the past 7 years, has the incidence of non-payment of child support increased or decreased in percentage terms.

(4) What action is being taken to decrease the incidence of non-payment of child support.

2803  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs—For each state and territory, what has been the cost of providing customs services and processing at airports for each of the following financial years: (a) 2005-06; (b) 2006-07; (c) 2007-08; (d) 2008-09; and (e) 2009-10 to date.

2806  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—With reference to the member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development:

(1) For each member nation: (a) what is the waiting time that is required to become a citizen; (b) what is the per capita migration intake; (c) what is the per capita skilled migration intake; and (d) what is the per capita refugee migration intake.

(2) Which countries provide for permanent recognition of refugees.

2811  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—

(1) For each of the financial years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 to date: (a) what is Australia’s ranking amongst other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development nations for annual motorcyclist fatalities; and (b) how many Australian road fatalities of motorcycle riders have occurred.

(2) What action has the Government taken to increase awareness for motorcyclists, motorists and the general public regarding motorcycle safety.

2813  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs—

(1) What was the original charge when the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) was introduced in 1995.

 

 (2) For each financial year from the introduction of the PMC to 30 June 2009: (a) how much revenue has been raised; and (b) how many liable passengers have paid the charge.

(3) (a) On which dates and by how much has the original charge increased; and (b) were these increases based on cost recovery; if not, what was the justification for the increases.

(4) What was the reason underpinning the introduction of the PMC.

(5) What is the definition of a ‘liable passenger’ in the context of the PMC.

(6) What class of passenger or other person is not required to pay the PMC on the grounds that they do not fall into the category of a liable passenger.

2814  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—

(1) What is the location and capacity of Australian immigration detention centres, including offshore facilities.

(2) What was the number of detainees held at these facilities as at: (a) 1 March 2007; (b) 1 March 2008; (c) 1 March 2009; and (d) 1 March 2010.

(3) Which company or organisation manages the respective facilities for the Commonwealth.

(4) Given that on occasions detainees express their opposition to detention in a variety of ways, including non-compliance with a request to more serious incidents such as assaults on fellow detainees, assaults on staff, wilful damage to Commonwealth property, hunger strikes, failure to comply with a lawful direction, escapes and mass breakouts: Can a schedule be provided setting out the recorded incidents relevant to these categories for the period 1 January 2008 to 1 January 2010.

2815  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—(a) How many complaints relating to the department, agencies and authorities in the Minister’s portfolio were received by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for each of the following financial years: (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08, (iii) 2008-09, and (iv) 2009-10 to date; and (b) what was the substance of the complaints.

2819  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—

(1) Are compensation payments under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 payable to employees over 65 years of age; if not, why not.

(2) Is there any statutory barrier or impediment regarding compensation payments imposed on an employee over the age of 65 years compared to an employee less than 65 years; if so, what are they.