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Notice given 18 October 2006

Senator McLucas: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 2576-2579)—With reference to applications for relief and/or assistance under the Cyclone Larry/Monica relief package:

(1) (a) How many applications were received; (b) how many were approved; and (c) what was the total funding approved for each application.

(2) Can a list be provided of the applications that were rejected and the reasons for each rejection.

2576 Minister representing the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads

2577 Minister for Finance and Administration

2579 Minister for Human Services

2583  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—With reference to surveillance by Coastwatch for each of the financial years 2004-05 and 2005-06:

(1) What was the number of hours flown by Coastwatch during flights over the waters between the Australian coastline and the Indonesian archipelago.

(2) (a) How many vessel sightings in the waters between the Australian coastline and the Indonesian archipelago were recorded by Coastwatch; and (b) in relation to those vessel sightings: (i) how many were referred for further action to another agency or another part of the Australian Customs Service, and (ii) can a list be provided of the names of the agencies and the number of referrals to each.