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18 October 2010

32  MR SCOTT: To ask the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities—In respect of his deliberations on the process for granting or denying environmental approval to projects in planning of resource companies Santos and BG Group: (a) will he make public the scientific evidence provided to his department by these two companies that was used to assist his decision making; if so, by what date; if not, why not; and (b) will he provide detailed information on his deliberations; if so, by what date; if not, why not.

34  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Minister for Health and Ageing—

(1) During her time as Minister, has she visited Hornsby K u-ring-gai Hospital; if so, on what dates.

(2) Can she indicate whether submissions were made by the NSW Government (and other entities) for funding for Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital under the various rounds of the Health and Hospitals Fund; if so, (a) for what purpose was funding sought in these submissions, (b) what submissions were (i) selected, and (ii) not selected, for funding, and (c) on what grounds were submissions not selected for funding.

(3) Does her department or any agency within her responsibility undertake or receive assessments on the standard, state and needs of Australia’s public hospitals; if so, what is the nature and substance of such assessments in respect of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.

(4) Does her department or any agency within her responsibility undertake or receive rankings of Australia’s public hospitals on their respective standards, states and needs; if so, how is Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital ranked, and why.

39  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Treasurer—In respect of the decision in December 2009 by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) to suspend Trio Capital Ltd as the trustee of a number of superannuation funds, including the ARP Growth Fund, causing the loss to thousands of Australians in their superannuation funds, what actions (a) and investigations are being taken by ASIC and/or APRA in relation to the collapse of these investments, particularly the ARP Growth Fund, (b) are being taken by ASIC and/or APRA to recover lost funds, and what is the status of any such attempts, particularly in relation to the ARP Growth Fund, (c) and investigations are being taken by ASIC and/or APRA in respect of auditors of the various funds, in particular the ARP Growth Fund, including potential prosecutions or civil actions, and (d) and investigations are being taken by ASIC and/or APRA in respect of financial advisers who recommended investment in these funds, in particular in the ARP Growth Fund, including potential prosecutions or civil actions.