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Notice given 10 May 2012

1839  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities—With reference to the submissions to the South-west Marine Bioregional Plan public consultation process published online by the department:

(1) Why were these submissions divided into the categories of ‘individual and organisational submissions’ and ‘multiple submission templates’.

(2) What criteria were used to determine in which category submissions would be placed.

(3) Is the department aware that many of the submissions placed in the ‘multiple submission templates’ category are unique in their comments, either in part or in whole.

(4)  Is the department aware that all 1 439 submissions made through the organisation GetUp! commenting on the draft plan were unique in their entirety, and at least 20 per cent of the submissions made through the website of the Conservation Council of Western Australia contained unique comments; if so: (a) why were these submissions regarded as template submissions and why were none of them published under the ‘individual and organisational submissions’ category, and (b) how many submissions categorised as ‘multiple submission templates’ contained unique comments; if not, why not.

(5) Is the department aware that creating two categories of submissions such as it has creates the perception that one category is more important or valuable than the other.

(6) Does the department regard one category of submissions as more important or valuable than the other; if so, on what basis.

(7) Why were all submissions that are unique, either in part or in whole, not published on the department’s website as stated prior to the submissions being placed online in their current form.

(8) For each different category of submission, what methodology is used to ensure that each comment in the submissions is recorded, and to outline how these comments impact on the design of the marine parks.

(9) If the department has categorised submissions from members of the community made through the Save Our Marine Life website as ‘conservation sector submissions’, why did the department not categorise submissions made via the department’s website as ‘departmental submissions’.

 

 1840  Senator Birmingham: To ask the Minister representing the Special Minister of State—With reference to the electorate office occupied by Senator Lundy:

(1) What is the address of the office.

(2) Who is the owner and landlord of the office.

(3) With whom is the lease agreement held for the office.

(4) On what date did the Commonwealth first enter into a lease agreement for a tenancy at this location, to accommodate the electorate office of this senator or previous senators.

(5) If the office has previously been leased to other senators or members of Parliament, can details be provided as to whom and when.

(6) What is the total annual amount paid (inclusive of rent and any other payments) to the owner or landlord of the office, and how much has been paid in total since the location was first leased as an electorate office.

(7) What is the length of the current lease agreement between the Commonwealth and the owner or landlord of the office, including the date on which the lease will be reappraised or cease.

(8) What is the value of future payments to be made to the owner or landlord of the office for the remainder of the current lease.

(9) On what date was the current lease agreement signed.

(10) What is the size of the office space leased by the Commonwealth.

(11) Have there been any renovations or refurbishments undertaken at the office location since the signing of the lease at the full or partial expense of the Commonwealth; if so, can details be provided of the total costs incurred by the Commonwealth for the renovations or refurbishments.

1841  Senator Birmingham: To ask the Minister representing the Special Minister of State—With reference to the electorate office occupied by Senator Crossin:

(1) What is the address of the office.

(2) Who is the owner and landlord of the office.

(3) With whom is the lease agreement held for the office.

(4) On what date did the Commonwealth first enter into a lease agreement for a tenancy at this location, to accommodate the electorate office of this senator or previous senators.

(5) If the office has previously been leased to other senators or members of Parliament, can details be provided as to whom and when.

(6) What is the total annual amount paid (inclusive of rent and any other payments) to the owner or landlord of the office, and how much has been paid in total since the location was first leased as an electorate office.

(7) What is the length of the current lease agreement between the Commonwealth and the owner or landlord of the office, including the date on which the lease will be reappraised or cease.

(8) What is the value of future payments to be made to the owner or landlord of the office for the remainder of the current lease.

(9) On what date was the current lease agreement signed.

(10) What is the size of the office space leased by the Commonwealth.

 

 (11) Have there been any renovations or refurbishments undertaken at the office location since the signing of the lease at the full or partial expense of the Commonwealth; if so, can details be provided of the total costs incurred by the Commonwealth for the renovations or refurbishments.

1842  Senator Birmingham: To ask the Minister representing the Special Minister of State—With reference to each electorate office occupied by Senators Cameron, Bob Carr, Faulkner, Stephens and Thistlethwaite:

(1) What is the address of the office.

(2) Who is the owner and landlord of the office.

(3) With whom is the lease agreement held for the office.

(4) On what date did the Commonwealth first enter into a lease agreement for a tenancy at this location, to accommodate the electorate office of this senator or previous senators.

(5) If the office has previously been leased to other senators or members of Parliament, can details be provided as to whom and when.

(6) What is the total annual amount paid (inclusive of rent and any other payments) to the owner or landlord of the office, and how much has been paid in total since the location was first leased as an electorate office.

(7) What is the length of the current lease agreement between the Commonwealth and the owner or landlord of the office, including the date on which the lease will be reappraised or cease.

(8) What is the value of future payments to be made to the owner or landlord of the office for the remainder of the current lease.

(9) On what date was the current lease agreement signed.

(10) What is the size of the office space leased by the Commonwealth.

(11) Have there been any renovations or refurbishments undertaken at the office location since the signing of the lease at the full or partial expense of the Commonwealth; if so, can details be provided of the total costs incurred by the Commonwealth for the renovations or refurbishments.

1843  Senator Birmingham: To ask the Minister representing the Special Minister of State—With reference to each electorate office occupied by Senators Furner, Hogg, McLucas and Moore:

(1) What is the address of the office.

(2) Who is the owner and landlord of the office.

(3) With whom is the lease agreement held for the office.

(4) On what date did the Commonwealth first enter into a lease agreement for a tenancy at this location, to accommodate the electorate office of this senator or previous senators.

(5) If the office has previously been leased to other senators or members of Parliament, can details be provided as to whom and when.

(6) What is the total annual amount paid (inclusive of rent and any other payments) to the owner or landlord of the office, and how much has been paid in total since the location was first leased as an electorate office.

(7) What is the length of the current lease agreement between the Commonwealth and the owner or landlord of the office, including the date on which the lease will be reappraised or cease.

 

 (8) What is the value of future payments to be made to the owner or landlord of the office for the remainder of the current lease.

(9) On what date was the current lease agreement signed.

(10) What is the size of the office space leased by the Commonwealth.

(11) Have there been any renovations or refurbishments undertaken at the office location since the signing of the lease at the full or partial expense of the Commonwealth; if so, can details be provided of the total costs incurred by the Commonwealth for the renovations or refurbishments.

1844  Senator Birmingham: To ask the Minister representing the Special Minister of State—With reference to each electorate office occupied by Senators Bilyk, Carol Brown, Polley, Sherry, Singh and Urquhart:

(1) What is the address of the office.

(2) Who is the owner and landlord of the office.

(3) With whom is the lease agreement held for the office.

(4) On what date did the Commonwealth first enter into a lease agreement for a tenancy at this location, to accommodate the electorate office of this senator or previous senators.

(5) If the office has previously been leased to other senators or members of Parliament, can details be provided as to whom and when.

(6) What is the total annual amount paid (inclusive of rent and any other payments) to the owner or landlord of the office, and how much has been paid in total since the location was first leased as an electorate office.

(7) What is the length of the current lease agreement between the Commonwealth and the owner or landlord of the office, including the date on which the lease will be reappraised or cease.

(8) What is the value of future payments to be made to the owner or landlord of the office for the remainder of the current lease.

(9) On what date was the current lease agreement signed.

(10) What is the size of the office space leased by the Commonwealth.

(11) Have there been any renovations or refurbishments undertaken at the office location since the signing of the lease at the full or partial expense of the Commonwealth; if so, can details be provided of the total costs incurred by the Commonwealth for the renovations or refurbishments.

1845  Senator Birmingham: To ask the Minister representing the Special Minister of State—With reference to each electorate office occupied by Senators Bishop, Evans, Pratt and Sterle:

(1) What is the address of the office.

(2) Who is the owner and landlord of the office.

(3) With whom is the lease agreement held for the office.

(4) On what date did the Commonwealth first enter into a lease agreement for a tenancy at this location, to accommodate the electorate office of this senator or previous senators.

(5) If the office has previously been leased to other senators or members of Parliament, can details be provided as to whom and when.

(6) What is the total annual amount paid (inclusive of rent and any other payments) to the owner or landlord of the office, and how much has been paid in total since the location was first leased as an electorate office.

 

 (7) What is the length of the current lease agreement between the Commonwealth and the owner or landlord of the office, including the date on which the lease will be reappraised or cease.

(8) What is the value of future payments to be made to the owner or landlord of the office for the remainder of the current lease.

(9) On what date was the current lease agreement signed.

(10) What is the size of the office space leased by the Commonwealth.

(11) Have there been any renovations or refurbishments undertaken at the office location since the signing of the lease at the full or partial expense of the Commonwealth; if so, can details be provided of the total costs incurred by the Commonwealth for the renovations or refurbishments.

1846  Senator Birmingham: To ask the Minister representing the Special Minister of State—With reference to each electorate office occupied by Senators Farrell, Gallacher, McEwen and Wong:

(1) What is the address of the office.

(2) Who is the owner and landlord of the office.

(3) With whom is the lease agreement held for the office.

(4) On what date did the Commonwealth first enter into a lease agreement for a tenancy at this location, to accommodate the electorate office of this senator or previous senators.

(5) If the office has previously been leased to other senators or members of Parliament, can details be provided as to whom and when.

(6) What is the total annual amount paid (inclusive of rent and any other payments) to the owner or landlord of the office, and how much has been paid in total since the location was first leased as an electorate office.

(7) What is the length of the current lease agreement between the Commonwealth and the owner or landlord of the office, including the date on which the lease will be reappraised or cease.

(8) What is the value of future payments to be made to the owner or landlord of the office for the remainder of the current lease.

(9) On what date was the current lease agreement signed.

(10) What is the size of the office space leased by the Commonwealth.

(11) Have there been any renovations or refurbishments undertaken at the office location since the signing of the lease at the full or partial expense of the Commonwealth; if so, can details be provided of the total costs incurred by the Commonwealth for the renovations or refurbishments.

1847  Senator Birmingham: To ask the Minister representing the Special Minister of State—With reference to each electorate office occupied by Senators Kim Carr, Collins, Conroy, Feeney and Marshall:

(1) What is the address of the office.

(2) Who is the owner and landlord of the office.

(3) With whom is the lease agreement held for the office.

(4) On what date did the Commonwealth first enter into a lease agreement for a tenancy at this location, to accommodate the electorate office of this senator or previous senators.

(5) If the office has previously been leased to other senators or members of Parliament, can details be provided as to whom and when.

 

 (6) What is the total annual amount paid (inclusive of rent and any other payments) to the owner or landlord of the office, and how much has been paid in total since the location was first leased as an electorate office.

(7) What is the length of the current lease agreement between the Commonwealth and the owner or landlord of the office, including the date on which the lease will be reappraised or cease.

(8) What is the value of future payments to be made to the owner or landlord of the office for the remainder of the current lease.

(9) On what date was the current lease agreement signed.

(10) What is the size of the office space leased by the Commonwealth.

(11) Have there been any renovations or refurbishments undertaken at the office location since the signing of the lease at the full or partial expense of the Commonwealth; if so, can details be provided of the total costs incurred by the Commonwealth for the renovations or refurbishments.