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Notice given 4 February 2009

Senator Cash: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos *1235-*1270)—Are there any Acts of Parliament within your ministerial responsibility that have only been partially proclaimed; if so, what are the unproclaimed sections and what are the reasons for not proclaiming these sections.

*1235 Minister representing the Prime Minister

*1236 Minister representing the Minister for Education

*1237 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

*1238 Minister representing the Minister for Social Inclusion

*1239 Minister representing the Treasurer

*1240 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

*1241 Special Minister of State

*1242 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

*1243 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

*1244 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

*1245 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

*1246 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

*1247 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation

*1248 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

*1249 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

*1250 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

*1251 Minister for Climate Change and Water

 

 *1252 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

*1253 Minister representing the Attorney-General

*1254 Minister for Human Services

*1255 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

*1256 Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

*1257 Minister representing the Minister for Tourism

*1258 Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs

*1259 Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer

*1260 Minister representing the Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs

*1261 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

*1262 Minister representing the Minister for Housing

*1263 Minister representing the Minister for the Status of Women

*1264 Minister representing the Minister for Employment Participation

*1265 Minister representing the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel

*1266 Minister representing the Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy

*1267 Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law

*1268 Minister representing the Minister for Ageing

*1269 Minister representing the Minister for Youth

*1270 Minister representing the Minister for Sport

*1271  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—Excluding vessels that are believed to be fishing legitimately in certain areas of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (AEEZ), such as the MoU Box, how many sightings of foreign fishing vessels were recorded by Australian Fisheries Management Authority vessels, Coastwatch and Australian Defence Force aircraft in AEEZ waters between the Western Australian coastline and the Indonesian archipelago, for each of the following financial years: (a) 2004-05; (b) 2005-06; (c) 2006-07; and (d) 2007-08.

*1272  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) What information does the Government have on China’s ‘strike hard’ crackdown in Tibet.

(2) Is it true that 600 members of the armed police have apprehended 6 000 people and questioning is aimed at arresting people who may have been involved in the freedom riots on 18 March 2008.

(3) Are guest houses required to report to police on any Australian guests; if so, why.

(4) Have peaceful human rights advocates been arrested.

(5) Are mobile phones being checked for songs or other material that favours Tibetan political or religious freedom.

(6) What action has the Government taken in response to this repressive action in Tibet.

 

 *1273  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law—Further to the answer to question on notice 755 (Senate Hansard , 3 February 2009, p. 104): (a) will the Government be checking: (i) who did the valuations on the eligible loans, and (ii) when the valuation on the eligible loans was made; and (b) if not, how will the Government ensure that valuations on the eligible loans reflect the current, and potentially future, lower-priced property market.