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Notice given 20 June 2002

390  Senator Crossin: To ask the Minister for Family and Community Services—With reference to the rollout of further Centrelink Remote Service Centres:

(1) What criteria were used in determining that centres at Cape York, Laverton and Halls Creek would be the first centres established.

(2) (a) Have all remote Aboriginal communities been advised of the remote service centre funding; and (b) how and when were they notified.

(3) Have all remote Aboriginal communities been given an opportunity to formally bid for a service centre to be established in their community; if so, who is dealing with these bids and how.

(4) What criteria are being used to determine where the remaining nine remote service centres will be established.