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19 March 2009

MR CIOBO: To ask the Ministers listed below (questions Nos. 658 - 681)—From 3 December 2007 to 19 March 2009: (a) how many and what percentage of payments made by the Minister’s department to small businesses were not made within (i) 30, and (ii) 60 days of receipt of the goods or services and an invoice; and (b) what was the average time lapsed between invoice received and payments made by the Minister’s department to small businesses.

662  MR CIOBO: To ask the Treasurer.

669  MR CIOBO: To ask the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

671  MR CIOBO: To ask the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

674  MR CIOBO: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Water.

675  MR CIOBO: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts.

682   MRS B. K. BISHOP : To ask the Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer—By what date will the Government formally respond to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics report Australia’s mandatory Last Resort Home Warranty Insurance scheme , which was tabled on 13 November 2008.