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Notice given 19 September 2012

2220  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities—

(1) Is the Minister aware of the health of the endangered thrombolite communities in the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar area.

(2) Are the critically endangered thrombolite communities in the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar area now all dead.

(3) What are the reasons for the decline in health of the thrombolite communities in the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar area.

(4) What part does nutrient pollution and rising salinity play in the decline.

(5) Can an explanation be provided as to why the Government has failed to uphold its obligations to protect the critically endangered thrombolite communities.

(6) Will this failure be reported to the Ramsar Secretariat; if so, when.

(7) Is the Minister aware that the thrombolite community at Lake Richmond is currently threatened by a marina canal development.

(8) What actions will be taken to protect the thrombolite community at Lake Richmond.

2221  Senator Fawcett: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs—Can the following information be provided in regard to the period 1992 to 2012:

(1) For each year, what is the total number of claims from returned or returning service personnel for assistance with psychiatric or psychological conditions.

(2) For each year, what percentage of claims were elevated to the Veterans’ Review Board or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

(3) What is the total number and percentage of currently active claims that relate to service during this period.

(4) What is the total number and percentage of currently active claims that relate to service in previous conflicts, including but not limited to, those in Korea and Vietnam.

(5) What percentage of claims contained Australian Defence Force medical history relating to symptoms identified while in service.