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28 May 2009

765  MR LINDSAY: To ask the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—

(1) Since 1 April 2004 , how many public servants have received the influenza vaccine administered by their workplace, and how many of these employees have reported having adverse reactions to it.

(2)  What workers’ compensation arrangements are in place for Commonwealth employees who report adverse reactions to the influenza vaccine administered by their workplace.

(3) Is there consistency across Commonwealth departments concerning the workers’ compensation payable for adverse reactions to the influenza vaccine when administered by the workplace; if not, what are the specific details, by department, of all payments made whether under workers compensation legislation or by other arrangements, since 1 April 2004.

766  MR MORRISON: To ask the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—In respect of the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and the Regulations in force under it—

(1)  Does an approved transport security program (TSP) exist for the operator of Sydney Airport; if not, why not.

(2) Do approved TSPs exist for Virgin Blue, Rex Airlines and Jetstar.

(3) Do TSPs provide requirements for the secure movement of airline staff and any airline or airport property in their possession (including staff identification passes, access passes to secure zones, flight manuals and the like) between any dedicated and secure staff car parking areas and any secure zones within the airport (airside and landside).

(4) What specific security measures have been put in place at Sydney Airport to cover the conveyance of pilots, engineers and cabin crew between the long term car park and the T2 Domestic Terminal.

(5) Is there any requirement for the provision of secure staff car parking areas to be provided at Sydney Airport for the airline staff in part (4) employed by Virgin Blue, Rex Airlines and Jetstar as have been provided for QANTAS staff; if not, why not.

(6) Is he aware of any secure staff car parking areas provided at Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra domestic airports for the pilots, engineers and cabin crew that are employed by Virgin Blue, Rex Airlines and Jetstar.

(7) Can he advise whether there is any standard international practice for the provision of airline staff with dedicated and secure car parking areas on airport land and secure dedicated transportation to terminal buildings.