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Notice given 24 January 2013

*2677  Senator Humphries: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Arts—With reference to the artists’ resale royalty scheme and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL):

(1) What is the total value of royalty collections to date, including figures for each quarter.

(2) What percentage of the total value of royalties collected has gone to Indigenous artists, including figures for each quarter.

(3) What are the annual Art Centre’s figures for first sales of Indigenous art.

(4) What is the total value of the top 600 individual royalty payments to date.

(5) How many individual right-holders received the top 600 individual payments.

(6) How many of the top 600 individual royalty payments have gone to Indigenous right-holders, including figures for each quarter.

(7) To date, what is the total value of the lowest 2 000 individual royalty payments.

(8) If the scheme can deliver the smallest individual artist royalty payment at $50, with a 10 per cent administration fee of $5, why does the scheme charge an administration fee of $1 000 to deliver an individual royalty payment of $10 000.

(9) After deducting non-recurrent set-up costs, what is the average cost of the CAL’s individual royalty payments to date.

*2678  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy—With reference to Australia Post street carded articles and the consumer price index (CPI):

(1) Does Australia Post increase the price set for street carded articles in line with CPI; if so, when was the last increase applied.

(2) Can a list of prices be provided for street carded articles and increases to the price since 1992.

(3) If Australia Post does not increase prices for street carded articles in line with CPI, does it increase prices in line with any other economic indicators; if not, why not.

(4) When was the last increase applied to the cost of street carded articles.

(5) Can a list be provided of price increases to the stamp for a standard letter, including the percentage increase, for each year since 1992.

*2679  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—

(1) What excise from tobacco products has been received for each month since December 2011.

(2) For each month, what amount, if any, was due to an increase in the rate of applicable excise during this period.