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3 February 2009

556  MR TRUSS: To ask the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—In respect of the Enroute Charges Rebate Scheme: (a) has the Government decided to axe the Scheme from June 2012; (b) will the Scheme only apply to existing routes and service frequencies from 1 July 2008; (c) will the Scheme be available to (i) an operator resuming a service suspended for a time due to factors like pilot shortage, (ii) an operator running an existing route but with reduced frequencies, and (iii) a new operator taking up a service withdrawn by another that was previously in receipt of the Scheme; and (d) what studies have been conducted by the Government to assess the impact upon regional air services of the decision to cut the Scheme.

MR SECKER: To ask the Ministers listed below (questions Nos. 563 - 565)—

(1) Is the Minister aware that: (a) increases in salinity levels have killed fish species and detrimentally impacted on the three turtle species in Lake Bonney in South Australia; and (b) in June 2008, in an effort to manage the problem, the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board recommended that Lake Bonney be provided a water allocation of up to 20 gigalitres during 2008-09.

(2) Given only 10 gigalitres have been provided to Lake Bonney, will the Minister commit to providing another 10 gigalitres; if so, when; if not, why not.

563  MR SECKER: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Water.

564  MR SECKER: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Water.

565  MR SECKER: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Water.

569   MR MORRISON: To ask the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—Will he rule out the construction of a second Sydney Airport at Kurnell, on the basis that a second airport has been ruled out for Badgerys Creek.