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Notice given 15 October 2003

2306  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads—With reference to a proposed runway at the Casey base in Antarctica: (a) is the construction of a rock-gravel runway one of the options under consideration; (b) what options have been proposed; (c) where will the runway be located; and (d) what will its cost, specifications and environmental impact be.

2307  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads—With reference to the air link between the Hobart and the Casey base in Antarctica:  (a) where will the Casey landing strip be; (b) what are its proposed specifications and environmental impacts; and (c) has an environmental impact study been done; if so, by whom.

2308  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads—With reference to the Davis base in Antarctica: (a) when, and by whom, was approval granted for an intra-continental runway at the base; (b) has an environmental impact study been announced or completed; if so, what opportunities for public input are or were announced; (c) where is the runway; and (d) what are its costs, specifications and environmental impacts.