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Notice given 18 May 2012

1854  Senator Milne: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities— 

(1) What is the timeframe and expected delivery date for the National Plan for Clean Air.

(2) When will the PM2.5 Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station be reinstated and resume monitoring.

(3) Can PM10 and PM2.5 baseline air quality readings be taken at Cape Grim using the same frequency and standard, so as to match the National Environment Protection Measure for Ambient Air Quality standard.

(4) Can the results of the Cape Grim monitoring station be made available to the public via the internet, including through the provision of real-time data.

 

 1857  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—

(1) Has the Minister or anyone in the Minister’s office discussed the issues surrounding the Health Services Union with:

(a) Mr Craig Thomson;

(b) Mr Thomson’s staff; or

(c) Mr Thomson’s legal representatives.

(2) For each instance referred to in paragraph (1), can a list be provided detailing:

(a) the date of contact;

(b) whether the contact was by phone, in writing or a meeting;

(c) the nature of the discussion; and

(d) whether the discussion was disclosed to others; if so, to whom.

Senator Abetz: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1858-1859)—

(1) On what date did the Minister or anyone in the Minister’s office last meet with Ms Diana Asmar.

(2) At what location did the meeting take place.

(3) When was the last time the Minister or anyone in the Minister’s office had telephone contact with Ms Asmar.

(4) Who initiated the telephone contact.

1858 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

1859 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

1861  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 :

(1) Is the Act operating as intended.

(2) Have any problems with the Act been detected; if so, when were they first identified.

(3) Has the Minister considered any amendments to the Act; if so: (a) on what exact date/s was consideration given; and (b) what was the Minister’s decision.

(4) Have former Ministers Evans, Crean or Gillard considered any amendments to the Act.

(5) Has the Government received any advice from the department or Fair Work Australia that there are problems with the Act; if so, on what date/s was the advice received.

1862  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the Minister’s announcement regarding the appointment of an administrator to the Health Services Union:

(1) When did the: (a) Minister first seek advice on this decision; (b) department first provide advice on this decision; (c) Minister make this decision.

(2) Can details be provided relating to with whom the Minister, Minister’s office and department consulted prior to this decision, including the: (a) date; (b) time; (c) parties involved in; and (d) nature of the contact.

(3) Did the Minister consult with the Prime Minister prior to making this decision; if so, when; if not, why not.

 

 (4) Did the Minister consult with the Prime Minister’s office prior to making this decision; if so, when and what was the nature of the consultation.

(5) Prior to making this decision, was the Minister or the Minister’s office approached by any union officials, union office bearers or any other person with indications that it would be helpful to appoint an administrator; if so, what was the: (a) date; (b) nature of the contact; and (c) individual or organisation’s name.