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Notice given 12 December 2012

2652  Senator Rhiannon: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—With reference to the 2011-12 Budget documents ( http://www.budget.gov.au/2011-12/content/bp2/html/bp2_expense-14.htm ), which indicated that the $216.4 million ‘refugee swap’ deal with Malaysia was to be implemented by ‘various agencies’:

(1) Can a breakdown be provided of all activities, amounts and agencies involved in implementing the $216.4 million deal with Malaysia.

(2) What amount, if any, of the estimated $216.4 million will be or has been counted as official development assistance.

2653  Senator Rhiannon: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—With reference to 2011 media reports indicating that the Governor of Manus Island, Mr Michael Sapau, put forward a list of 28 projects to be funded as part of the deal to establish an offshore processing centre on Manus Island ( http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/manus-lists-28-projects-for-detention-deal-20110818-1iz8i.html ):

(1) Were the proposals considered in the negotiations to re-open the facility on Manus Island.

(2) Which, if any, of these projects have been or will be funded as part of the deal to establish the offshore processing centre on Manus Island.

2654  Senator Rhiannon: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health—Given that in 2003, the European Parliament passed the ‘7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive’, banning the use of animals in cosmetic testing anywhere in Europe and the import of any cosmetics tested on animals regardless of their country of origin, will the Minister follow the lead of the European Union and introduce a standard under section 81(1) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 , stating that no cosmetic shall be imported into, or manufactured in, Australia if the final product or its ingredients have been tested on animals.

2656  Senator Rhiannon: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) Did any representatives from AusAID or the Minister’s office attend the Global Microcredit Summit in Spain, in November 2011; if so, who attended; if not, why not.

(2) What plans are currently, or have previously been, in place for the Minister or AusAID to engage with the outcomes and learning of the Summit.

2657  Senator Rhiannon: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—  

(1) With reference to the official development assistance administered to Burma, can the Minister confirm that the total AusAID budget for Burma is $63.8 million, as specified on the agency’s website; if not, what is the correct amount.

(2) Given that, according to the AusAID website, the Government provides $52.8 million through the country program and $11 million through regional and global programs, on which projects is this money spent, and what amount goes to each project.

2658  Senator Rhiannon: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1)   How much money has AusAID spent on Agent Orange responses in Vietnam in the past 10 years, including land rehabilitation, education and services for Agent Orange affected people.

(2) Can a simple breakdown be provided detailing the partner, amount, sector and province in which this money has been spent.

(3) In the past 10 years, has Agent Orange ever featured in the AusAID health strategy, Asia regional strategy or Vietnam strategy, including related land rehabilitation, education and services for Agent Orange affected people.

2659  Senator Rhiannon: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs—With reference to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea regarding the establishment of an offshore processing centre on Manus Island (available at http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/media-releases/_pdf/20110819-aust-png-mou.pdf ):

(1) Can the Minister confirm that none of the costs incurred under the MOU will be considered official development assistance (ODA); if not, which components will be considered ODA-eligible.

(2) Which, if any, of the costs incurred under the MOU will be considered ODA.