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Notice given 25 August 2003

1821  Senator Webber: To ask the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—Will the Minister seek to amend copyright legislation to make it easier to prosecute all individuals involved in subscription television service piracy, including both the providers and the users of pirated goods: if so: when is it expected these amendments will come before the Parliament; if not, why not.

1822  Senator Webber: To ask the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—

(1) Will the Minister release the report by the Forensic Scientific and Investigation Group into the centralisation by Telstra of the handling of complaints.

(2) (a) How many complaints from Perth have been attributed to lightning strikes in the past 12 months; and (b) when was the most recent lightning related complaint listed.

(3) How many easy-call facilities and services are not available to customers with pair gains.

(4) How many pair gains are there in Western Australia.

1823  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister for Defence—With reference to the sale and leaseback of the logistics facility at Winnellie:

(1) When was the Winnellie logistics facility sold.

(2) What was the sale price.

(3) When was this sale advertised.

(4) Who managed the sale process; and how much were the managers paid.

(5) How was the sale for this property conducted.

(6) Was the property valued prior to sale; if so, what was the result of that valuation.

(7) Has there been any valuation of the 2.7 hectares of Winnellie land the facility is situated on; if so; what was the result of this valuation.

(8) How many bids were received.

(9) Which organisations submitted bids.

(10) What was the range of bids for the property.

(11) For what reasons did Defence choose to accept the winning bid.

(12) (a) Who took the decision to accept the winning bid; and (b) was the decision taken within Defence or by the Minister.

(13) When was this decision taken.

(14) What rent will Defence pay for the Winnellie facility in the first, second and subsequent years of the lease.