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Notice given 27 February 2003

1225  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—

(1) Will the Treasurer ensure that the Energy Grants Credit Scheme (EGCS), which is to be introduced on 1 July 2003, has a substantial environmental component and that payments under the scheme are made only in respect of vehicles that meet strict environmental standards.

(2) Given that pollution from old diesel trucks is a major problem, particularly in the workplace, and that a growing number of companies are now demanding that delivery vehicles entering warehouse areas comply with Australian Design Rule 80/00 (low emission), with the Truck Industry Council attaching a large logo to all ADR 80/00 trucks identifying them as low emission vehicles): Will the Treasurer ensure that the EGCS supports the use of such vehicles.

1227  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—With reference to the attack on Elsye Rumbiak Bonai and her 12-year old daughter, Mariana, in West Papua on 28 December 2002:

(1) (a) When was the Minister informed of the attack; and (b) was the Minister aware that Ms Bonai is the wife of the director of the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy, Johannes Bonai.

(2) What was the involvement of the Indonesian Army in this attack.

(3) How was the attack carried out and who else was involved.

(4) What has the Australian Government done to help bring the attackers involved to justice, including ensuring a full and independent inquiry into the atrocity.

1229  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—

(1) Is the Indonesian Justice Minister correct in saying that the Minister has not approached Indonesia to extradite Abu Quessai to Australia; if so, why did the Minister not approach the Indonesian Government.

(2) Why has the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Mr Keelty, not issued warrants as previously stated.

(3) Does Mr Keelty know: (a) the name of the vessel known as SIEV X; and (b) the names of the victims who died in the sinking of  SIEV X.