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Notice given 7 March 2007

3043  Senator Webber: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources—With reference to the World Heritage nomination of Albany Old Gaol/Amity Heritage Precinct:

(1) Who were the consultants that prepared nomination for the Commonwealth Government.

(2) Did the consultants identify the Albany Old Gaol/Amity Heritage Precinct as a possible convict settlement site.

(3) Given that the above site is the oldest European heritage precinct settlement in Western Australia, clearly established under convict labour, why was this location not included by the Minister in the nomination.

(4) Given that the Western Australian Government and the city of Albany have already approved icon heritage status to Albany Anzac (with state and federal funding) and the implicit relationship between the Albany Waterfront project and the Residency Museum/Eclipse Museum/Old Gaol Heritage Precinct, was the Western Australian Minister for Housing and Works; Heritage; Indigenous Affairs; Land Information, the Honourable Michelle Roberts MLA and the city of Albany consulted as to the precinct’s inclusion for nomination.

(5) Is the Minister now prepared to include the Heritage Precinct as an addendum to the nomination.

3044  Senator Crossin: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Vocational and Further Education—With reference to the 1 March 2007 announcement by the Minister that $180 000 was to be made available for upgrading training facilities at Murwangi Station, Central Arnhem Land:

(1) (a) Which organisation or community made the submission for this funding; (b) when; and (c) under which program.

(2) Has the organisation or community been funded for training in the past; if so, can details be provided.

(3) What existing facilities does the organisation or community have for trainee accommodation and mechanical training that are being upgraded.


 (4) For each of the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 to date: (a) what training has the organisation or community carried out; (b) what were the names of the courses; (c) how many participants have there been; and (d) what was the outcome of each course.

(5) Do the trainees come from the nearby community of Ramingining only; if not, where do they come from.

(6) (a) Which registered training organisation provides the training at the station; and (b) what accommodation is available for trainers.

(7) Can a breakdown be provided for the: (a) $180 000 in funding; and (b) total amount of $452 868 invested in the project.