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Notice given 27 September 2002

704  Senator Sherry: To ask the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer—

(1) Since his appointment on 3 October 2001 to the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, in how many review hearings has Mr Michael Baume participated.

(2) Since 3 October 2001, in how many review hearings have each of the other members of the SCT participated.

(3) Of the review hearings in which Mr Baume participated: (a) how many determinations were in favour of complainants; and (b) how many determinations upheld the trustees’ decisions.

(4) (a) What is the average proportion of review determinations in favour of complainants; and (b) what is the average proportion of determinations that uphold the trustees’ decisions.

(5) On what basis is the remuneration of members of the tribunal determined.

(6) What is the total remuneration Mr Baume has received since his appointment to the tribunal.

(7) What is the total remuneration received by other members of the tribunal in the same period.

(8) What is the term of Mr Baume’s appointment.

(9) Is Mr Baume listed as a tribunal member on its website; if not, why not.

(10) With reference to Mr Baume’s qualifications for the tribunal, as outlined in part (9) of the answer to question on notice no. 1 (Senate Hansard , 17 June 2002, p. 1869): (a) how do these qualifications differ from those of other members of the tribunal; and (b) based on the review hearings in which Mr Baume has participated so far, what have his qualifications added to the tribunal.