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Notice given 23 November 2012

2620  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—With reference to Collins Class submarine sustainment costs, which have doubled over the past few years, can copies of the following files be provided:

(a) RMS12/04985-01 OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESSES - Advice - ASC Pty Ltd - Sustainment of Collins Class Submarines;

(b) RMS12/04985-02 OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESSES - Advice - ASC Pty Ltd - Sustainment of Collins Class Submarines;

(c) RMS12/04985-03 OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESSES - Advice - ASC Pty Ltd - Sustainment of Collins Class Submarines;

(d) RMS12/00370-01 OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESSES - Advice - ASC Pty Ltd - Submarine Maintenance;

(e) RMS12/00370-02 OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESSES - Advice - ASC Pty Ltd - Submarine Maintenance;

(f) RMS12/00370-03 OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESSES - Advice - ASC Pty Ltd - Submarine Maintenance;

(g) RMS12/00441 OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESSES - Reporting - ASC Pty Ltd - Deep Blue Tech Pty Ltd; and

(h) RMS12/01173 OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESSES - Liaison - Government - Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) Steering Committee.

2621  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—What is the current book value of the Australian Submarine Corporation Government Business Enterprise.

2622  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—With reference to the statements made by Ms Stacie Hall during the 2012-13 Budget Supplementary estimates hearing of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Committee Hansard, 16 October 2012, proof p. 107) relating to General Business Enterprise dividend policy, and the answer provided to question no. 69, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the committee, in which the department failed to provide dividend targets for each financial year:

(1) Can the agreed dividend values for the 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11 financial years be provided.

(2) Can the dividend value targets and actual dividend values for the 2011-12 financial year be provided.

(3) Can the agreed dividend value targets for the 2012-13 be provided.

2623  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—With reference to the statement made by Mr Stephen Ludlam during the 2012-13 Budget Supplementary estimates hearing of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee, (Committee Hansard, 16 October 2012, proof p. 106), that ‘The aim would be to target a two-year full cycle docking and we are progressively generating ideas to work to that target’: What impact would a two-year cycle have in respect to the: (a) resources used to complete full cycle docking; and (b) cost of full cycle docking.

2624  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—On what date was HMAS Collins delivered to the Australian Submarine Corporation’s Osborne site for full scale docking.

2625  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—For the period 2007 to 2012, what work orders or approvals have been given to the Australian Submarine Corporation by the Defence Materiel Organisation with respect to work on HMAS Collins , including approximate dates, work scope and value.

2626  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—With reference to media coverage of union-related issues at the Australian Submarine Corporation, how much: (a) submarine sustainment time; and (b) air warfare destroyer build time, was lost due to union-related strikes or go-slows in the 2011-12 financial year.

2627  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—Can copies be provided of any policies or contractual terms the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) has with respect to ensuring that consultants engaged by the ASC Group of Companies, who make representations to government officials regarding submarines or warship procurement/sustainment, incidental or otherwise, are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Lobbyists.

2628  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—What plans does the Australian Submarine Corporation have in place to ensure it has the capacity to continue to sustain Collins Class submarines while, at the same time, potentially building Australia’s future submarine.

2629  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—With reference to the statement made by Mr Stephen Ludlam during the 2012-13 Budget Supplementary estimates hearing of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Committee Hansard, 16 October 2012, proof p. 109), that ‘Generally speaking, before we enter into a contract we will forecast that through to the end’:

(1) What was the forecast air warfare destroyer profit at contract signature.

(2) What is the current forecast air warfare destroyer profit.

2630  Senator Johnston: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—With reference to the statement made by Mr Stephen Ludlam during the 2012-13 Budget Supplementary estimates hearing of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Committee Hansard, 16 October 2012, proof p. 112), in relation to announced air warfare destroyer delays, that ‘We have been able to provide a zero sum cost in that schedule extension’: How has the cost of employment been offset, noting that the core of the air warfare destroyer would likely need to be retained for the period of the delay.