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Monday, 9 December 2002
Page: 7525


Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 6 November 2002:

(1) What was the nature of the business undertaken by the South East Packaging Operation located in Moruya, New South Wales, prior to its successful application for funding through the Dairy Regional Assistance (DRAP) Program.

(2) (a) How many people were employed on a full-time basis; and (b) how many people were employed on a part-time basis by the packaging company prior to its receipt of funding through the DRAP program.

(3) (a) Where was the above packing facility located; and (b) how long had it been in operation prior to the above grant being approved.

(4) Has the packaging facility been relocated following its successful application for funds through the DRAP program.

(5) If the plant has been relocated: (a) what is that new location; (b) when was the plant shifted; and (c) when did the packaging plant commence operations at this new location.


Senator Ian Macdonald (Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation) —The Minister for Transport and Regional Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The South East Packaging Operation at Moruya is a new business enterprise.

(2) (a) Not applicable. (b) Not applicable.

(3) (a) Not applicable. (b) Not applicable.

(4) No.

(5) (a) Not applicable. (b) Not applicable. (c) Not applicable.