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Notice given 6 June 2006

1881  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—With reference to the suspension of Air Paradise services in November 2005:

(1) How many people in Australia who purchased Air Paradise tickets from travel agents but did not travel due to the suspension of the service also paid the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) at the time of purchase.

(2) Was this PMC remitted to the Australian Customs Service; if so, what was the total amount remitted.

(3) Have all persons who paid the PMC but did not travel due to the suspension of the service received a full refund; if not: (a) why not; and (b) what quantum remains not refunded.

1882  Senator Milne: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—In relation to the Minister’s letter to the Canberra Times , published on 2 June 2006, can the following details be provided:

(1) A list of the 216 research projects associated with solar energy funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) over the past 4 years, including the title of each and the amount of funding.

(2) A list of research projects relating to fossil fuels and nuclear power funded by the ARC over the past 4 years, including the title of each and the amount of funding.

(3) A list of the programs and institutions funded by the Government to undertake fossil fuel and nuclear research and development, including the name of the program or institution, the amount of Commonwealth funding, and the time frame.

Senator Milne: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1883-1911)—Did the Minister host a post-budget function after the release of the 2006-2007 Commonwealth Budget on 9 May 2006; if so:

(a) where was the function held;

(b) who was invited to the function;

(c) who attended the function;

(d) what was the cost of hosting the function;

(e) was the cost charged to the Commonwealth; if not, to whom was it charged;

(f) was a ticket price charged; if so, what was the ticket price;

(g) if no ticket price was charged, was a donation requested;

(h) how much revenue was collected by way of tickets charged or donations received; and

(i) to whom was the revenue paid.

1883 Minister representing the Prime Minister

1884 Minister representing the Treasurer

1885 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

1886 Minister for Finance and Administration

1887 Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services

1888 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

1889 Minister representing the Attorney-General

1890 Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts


 1891 Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

1893 Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources

1894 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

1895 Minister for the Environment and Heritage

1896 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1897 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

1898 Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training

1899 Minister for Justice and Customs

1900 Minister for the Arts and Sport

1901 Minister representing the Minister for Human Services

1902 Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation

1903 Minister representing the Minister for Vocational and Technical Education

1904 Minister representing the Minister for Small Business and Tourism

1905 Minister representing the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads

1906 Minister representing the Minister for Community Services

1908 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

1909 Minister representing the Special Minister of State

1910 Minister for Ageing

1911 Minister representing the Deputy Prime Minister