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Notice given 28 September 2010

4  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency—

(1) Between the release of the Government’s green and white papers in 2008 on the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) for Australia, how many times did representatives of the Business Council of Australia or their members meet with: (a) the Minister or anyone from the Minister’s office; and (b) departmental officials.

(2) Can copies be provided of correspondence, including emails, between the Minister or anyone in the Minister’s office or departmental officials and the Business Council of Australia, its representatives or members relating to the development of the CPRS between the release of the green and white papers.

5  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—With reference to the Australian Political Parties for Democracy Program, can all application forms for funding to date be provided for the 2009-10 financial year.

57  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation—(a) What steps or procedures are banks and lending institutions required to undertake before enforcing their securities; and (b) is there a prescribed level of consultation with the customer.

74  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation—Does a bank require confirmation from every customer signing a guarantee that they have had the guarantee and its implications explained to them.

 

 77  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation—Given that most people faced with a problem under a guarantee have little recourse other than the legal process, and that most cannot afford to pay for this: what assistance or help is provided for persons affected by recovery procedures by banks.