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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
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Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 12 February 2008:

With reference to Senator Minchin’s letter to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, dated 1 February 2008, can the following information be provided prior to each round of Estimates and for Additional Estimates by 13 February 2008:

(1) (a)   What appointments have been made by the Government (through Executive Council, Cabinet and ministers) to statutory authorities, executive agencies and advisory boards within the Minister’s portfolio; and (b) for each appointment, what are the respective appointee’s credentials.

(2)   How many vacancies remain to be filled by ministerial (including Cabinet and Executive Council) appointments.

(3)   What grants have been approved by the Minister from within the Minister’s portfolio.

(4)   What requests have been submitted to the Department of Finance and Deregulation to move funds within the Minister’s portfolio.


Senator Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   Senator the Hon Chris Evans as Minister representing the Prime Minister in the Senate will respond on my behalf.

(2)   There are 16 vacancies to be filled by Ministerial appointment as outlined below: Airservices Australia Board Chairman Three Members Area Consultative Committee Adelaide Metropolitan Chair Greater Brisbane Deputy Chair Pilbara Chair Torres/NPA Chair Outback NSW Chair Mackay Region Deputy Chair Australian Maritime Safety Authority Member Maritime Industry Finance Company Ltd Four Directors The Maritime Industry Finance Company completed its task last year and went into voluntary liquidation in November 2006 to wind up its operations. National Transport Commission One Commissioner

(3)   Grants approved by the Minister from within the Minister’s portfolio are provided in the following table:

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Approval date

Program name

Grant recipient

Total value of Grant

18-Feb-08

AusLink

Tasmanian Freight Logistics Council Limited

$110,000

18-Feb-08

AusLink

Land Freight Council of Western Australia

$100,000

18-Feb-08

AusLink

Sea Freight Council of Western Australia

$100,000

18-Feb-08

AusLink

South Australian Freight Council Incorporated

$220,000

18-Feb-08

AusLink

Air Freight Council of Queensland Limited

$110,000

18-Feb-08

AusLink

Sea Freight Council of Queensland Limited

$110,000

18-Feb-08

AusLink

Victorian Airfreight Council Limited

$110,000

18-Feb-08

AusLink

Victorian Freight and Logistics Council Limited

$110,000

18-Feb-08

AusLink

Sea Freight Council of New South Wales Incorporated

$110,000

18-Feb-08

AusLink

Air Freight Council of New South Wales Incorporated

$110,000

04-Feb-08

AusLink

National Transport Commission

$131,250

22-Dec-07

AusLink

ARRB Group Limited

$326,205

22-Dec-07

AusLink

Austroads Incorporated

$2,502,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Bourke Shire Council

$65,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Bourke Shire Council

$65,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Bourke Shire Council

$120,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Warrumbungle Shire Council

$25,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Warrumbungle Shire Council

$10,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Ngaliwurru-Wuli Association Incorporated

$37,500

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Ramingining Community Council Inc

$50,500

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Tiwi Island Local Government

$50,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Bauhinia Shire Council

$15,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Bauhinia Shire Council

$15,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Cook Shire Council

$8,030

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Jericho Shire Council

$60,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Murweh Shire Council

$12,850

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Murweh Shire Council

$28,335

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Tambo Shire Council

$40,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Torres Shire Council

$6,000

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Aboriginal Lands Trust (SA)

$82,500

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services Aboriginal Corporation

$15,750

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services Aboriginal Corporation

$14,250

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services Aboriginal Corporation

$37,500

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services Aboriginal Corporation

$42,500

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Oak Valley (Maralinga) Inc

$13,250

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Outback Areas Community Development Trust

$94,250

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

King Island Council

$44,805

11-Jan-08

Remote Aerodrome Safety

Portframe Enterprises Pty Ltd

$38,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

WBL Pty Ltd

$50,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

K.R.Little Pty Ltd

$11,882

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Sunraysia School & Charter Services

$25,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Arica P/l T/as Thomson’s Bus Lines

$15,442

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

BC & EJ Ellis Pty Ltd

$50,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Fallon’s Bus Service Pty. Ltd.

$50,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

BBL Management P/L T/as Berwick Bus Lines

$10,423

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Calows Coaches

$24,320

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

DG & PK SCOTT

$25,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

PJ & J McDermotts Coaches

$13,176

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

JC & JL O’Riordan

$25,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Rebecca Nolan

$25,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Bus Fox P/L

$25,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

PG MA Stone Pty Ltd

$35,423

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

All Occasion Charter & Tours

$25,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Nortons Coaches

$25,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Willunga Charter Services (Russell James Jenkins)

$104,943

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

D&K Noack

$25,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Forster Bus Services Pty Ltd

$25,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Robert and Fay Rees

$68,255

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

KW Baldwin T/as Baldwins Bus Service

$22,550

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Talliumba Bus Service

$5,079

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Kennedy’s Bus & Coach

$18,000

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Deanes Buslines Pty Ltd

$35,423

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Port Stephens Coaches

$136,450

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Brian Thomas Brooks

$8,630

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Raymask Pty Ltd

$23,895

05-Feb-08

Seatbelts on Regional School Buses Subsidy

Kojonup Bus Services

$192,379