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Notice given 16 July 2003

1632  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—With reference to the superannuation preservation age:

(1) Is the Government considering increasing the superannuation preservation age.

(2) Has the Minister submitted any proposal to Federal Cabinet to increase the superannuation preservation age; if so, what are the details of the proposal, including all options put forward for consideration.

1633  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Defence—With reference to the Brighton Defence Estate known as the Brighton Army Camp in Tasmania:

(1) Since 1990, what repairs, refurbishments, or capital works have taken place, when and at what price.

(2) (a) How many valuations for the Brighton Camp were sought since 1990 to the present; and (b) for each valuation: (i) who conducted the assessments, and (ii) what was the land value and the capital value as assessed for the Government.

(3) Since 1990, has any of the property been sold; if so: (a) what area was sold; (b) for how much; and (c) to whom.

1634  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—

(1) Does the Government regard the public display of the word ‘Nigger’ as acceptable.

(2) What action will the Government take to implement the decision of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calling on the Government to ‘take the necessary measures to secure the removal of the offending term (Nigger) from the sign at the Toowoomba sports ground’.