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9 February 2009

MR CIOBO : To ask the Ministers listed below (questions Nos. *581 - *583)—In respect of the Government’s funding of organisations and projects between 3 December 2007 and 20 January 2009: (a) which organisations and projects based in the Moncrieff electorate received funding from his Department; (b) what sum of funding did each organisation and project receive; and (c) for what purpose was each funding commitment made.

* 581   MR CIOBO : To ask the Minister for Trade.

* 582  MR CIOBO : To ask the Attorney-General.

* 583   MR CIOBO : To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

* 584  MR BALDWIN: To ask the Minister for Defence—In respect of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Salt Ash Air Weapons Range (SAAWR)—

(1)  What is the purpose of the SAAWR and how is it used.

(2) When was the SAAWR opened.

(3) What was the usage by FA18 Hornets and Lead In Fighters of the SAAWR from January 2008 to January 2009.

(4) Are there plans to increase the usage of the SAAWR over the next (a) 12 months, and (b) five years.

(5) Does the RAAF currently use any other weapons range.

(6) Can other weapons ranges be utilized for training instead of SAAWR.

(7) How much of the local Defence air activity is a direct result of aircraft using weapons ranges.

(8) What plans does Defence have to acquire noise affected properties around the SAAWR.

(9) What steps have been taken to consult local residents and address their concerns in relation to the SAAWR.

(9) Will the SAAWR be used by the Super Hornet.

(10) Does the Super Hornet have a higher noise profile than the current FA18.

(11) Will the SAAWR be used by the Joint Strike Fighter.

(12) Does the Joint Strike Fighter have a higher noise profile that the current FA18.

(13) If the Super Hornet and Joint Strike Fighter are to use the SAAWR, what plans are there for acquisition of noise affected properties.

(14) Will there be a review of the use and application of the SAAWR; if so, (a) what will be its aim, (b) who will (i) conduct it, and (ii) be consulted, and (c) what is its proposed timeframe.

* 585  MR BALDWIN: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—In respect of the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme—

(1) Since what date has the program been in operation.

(2) For each financial year since the program’s conception, including the financial year to date, what total sum of payments has been made under the program (a) nationally, (b) in New South Wales (NSW), and (c) in the electorate of Paterson.

(3)  What sum is the average treatment claim per individual (a) nationally, (b) in NSW, and (c) in the electorate of Paterson.

(4) In the postcodes of 2311, 2312, 2315, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2319, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, 2415, 2420, 2421, 2422, 2423, 2424, 2425, 2428, 2429, and 2430: for each financial year since the program’s conception, including the financial year to date, what is the total (a) sum of payments, (b) number of patients referred to dental practitioners, and (c) number of procedures undertaken.

(5) For each financial year since the program’s conception, including the financial year to date, how many patients have been referred to dental practitioners by general practitioners (a) nationally, (b) in NSW, and (c) in the electorate of Paterson.

(6) What total number and types of procedures have been performed under the program.

 

 
 
 

I. C. HARRIS

Clerk of the House of Representatives