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30 September 2010

13  DR SOUTHCOTT: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—In respect of the first 36 sites for GP Super Clinics, for each Clinic:

(1) Where is the site, and in what electorate does it reside.

(2) Is it in an area (a) of high growth, (b) with poor access to GP services, or (c) with low socio-economic status.

(3) What is the Government’s financial contribution to its establishment.

(4) On what date (a) was it announced, (b) did it become operational, (c) did it become fully operational, and (d) were first patients seen.

(5) What is the total number of (a) patient visits, and (b) medical and allied health professionals providing services.

(6) What services are offered.

(7) What number of GP services are (a) billed, and (b) bulk billed, to Medicare.

(8) What number of o ther Medicare services is available, by type.

(9) What number of existing GPs and allied health practices currently service this area, and what impact has the Clinic had on them.

14  DR SOUTHCOTT: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—In respect of the 23 new GP Super Clinics which were announced in the 2010-11 Budget, for each proposed Clinic:

(1) Where is the site, and in what electorate does it reside.

(2) Is it in an area (a) of high growth, (b) with poor access to GP services, or (c) with low so cio-economic status.

(3) What is the Government’s proposed financial contribution to its establishment.

(4) On what date is it anticipated to become fully operational.

(5) What services are anticipated to be offered.

(6) What anticipated numbers of health and allied professionals will be providing services.

(7) What number of existing GPs and allied health practices currently service this area.

18  MR MORRISON: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—In respect of passengers of unauthorised boat arrivals detained on Christmas Island:

(1) What information is gathered by the Minister’s departmental officials on Christmas Island from detainees at their initial interview.

(2) Do these interviews include questions to ascertain an applicant’s pr evious country of residence, in addition to their country of birth/origin.

(3) From these interviews, how many of the detainees held on Christmas Island in the period 1 August 2008 to 30 September 2010 were residents, for more than three months prior to arriving on Christmas Island, in a country different to their country of birth/origin.

(4) For each detainee in part (3): (a) what was their country of birth/origin, (b) in which country had they been residing prior to arriving on Christmas Island, and (c) for what length of time.

22  MR MORRISON: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—In respect of the announcement made by the Minister on 18 April 2010 regarding the reopening of the Curtin Detention Centre:

(1) Since the Minister’s announceme nt, what actions, including but not limited to, physical construction, detailed design and the procurement of construction materials, have been taken to recommission the Curtin Detention Facility.

(2) As at 30 September 2010, what was the cost of all works referred to in part (1).

(3) What will be the total capacity, including any staged development, of the recommissioned Curtin Detention Facility.

(4) What is the cost of all proposed works involved in recommissioning the Curtin Detention Facility, including the costs of the initial development and any subsequent development.

(5) Is there any requirement for the works at the Curtin Detention Facility to be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works; if so, when will it be referred.

23  MR MORRISON: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—In respect of the ten unaccompanied minors who were transferred from Christmas Island to the mainland on 2 September 2009:

(1) How many: (a) were provided, and denied permanent protectio n visas; (b) remain in some form of detention or in the care of the department; and (c) will continue to receive assistance from the department.

(2) What is the nature of any continued assistance provided to this group by the department.

25  MR MORRISON: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—In respect of the Villawood and Maribyrnong Detention Centre:

(1) How many of the (a) three detainees who successfully escaped from the Villawood facility on 29 March 2010; (b) six detainees who successf ully escaped from the Villawood facility on 25 May 2010; and (c) three detainees who successfully escaped from the Maribyrnong facility on the evening of 16 May 2010, have been recaptured, and on what dates.

(2) How many escaped detainees referred to in part (1) remain in the community.

(3) What action has been taken by the Government against the operator of the facility in respect of part (1) (a) and (b).

(4) How many failed escape attempts have been reported to the Government by the operator of the facility and other mainland detentio n facilities in the calendar years 2009 and 2010 (to 1 June).

(5) Has the adult male detainee who escaped from the custody of Serco officials at the Melbourne Aquarium in April 2010 been recaptured; if so, when; if not, what actions are being taken to identify the location of this individual.

28  MR MORRISON: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—What is the 2010-11 budgeted annual expenditure for the operation of the Curtin Detention Facility, including a breakdown of (a) departmental, and (b) administered, expenses in the department’s contract with Serco.

30  MR MORRISON: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—In respect of the Government’s announcement that the disused mining camp site at Leonora, Western Australia, will be used for the temporary accommodation of asylum seekers:

(1) What will be the overall cost to the Government for the use of this facility.

(2) What are the extent and costs of refurbishment works associated with the use of this facility.

(3) What is the dur ation of any lease negotiated with the owner of this facility, including renewal options.

(4) From where will the operator of this facility be sourcing goods, including but not limited to food and toiletries, for the consumption of asylum seekers.

(5) What security measures will need to be implemented at this facility, and at what cost.