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Notice given 25 May 2011

669  Senator Milne: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—

(1) Under the fuel tax credit scheme providing rebates for off-road diesel use: (a) what was the total rebate paid to the mining industry in the 2009-10 financial year; and (b) can a breakdown of that figure be provided according to each of the following mining industry sectors: (i) coal mining, (ii) oil and gas mining, (iii) metal ore mining, (iv) construction material mining, (v) other non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying, (vi) exploration, and (vii) other mining support services.

(2) (a) Which mining companies received the 10 highest rebates in the 2009-10 financial year; and (b) for each, what was the name of the company and the amount of rebate received.

(3) (a) What was the total deduction claimed in the 2010-11 financial year for the mining and quarrying exploration and prospecting deduction; and (b) which companies claimed the 10 largest deductions in the 2009-10 financial year.

(4) (a) What was the total amount claimed in the 2009-10 financial year in accelerated depreciation; (b) what part of that amount was claimed by the mining industry sectors; and (c) which mining companies claimed the 10 largest deductions.