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Notice given 27 May 2009

1603  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy—

(1) Is there any requirement for Telstra to provide a free directory assistance number to the public.

(2) Is Telstra replacing the 12456 free directory assistance number with the Sensis 1234 number which will have a connection fee of 40 cents and 4 cents per second thereafter; if so, will the Government act to ensure that Telstra also provides access to a free service and makes that number known to the public.


 1604  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—(a) How many meetings of the Expenditure Review Committee have been held since the 2008-09 Budget; (b) what were the dates of these meetings; and (c) how many and which of these meetings did the Prime Minister attend.

Senator Abetz: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1605-1606)—With reference to Expenditure Review Committee meetings since the 2008-09 Budget, how many and which of these meetings did the Minister attend.

1605 Minister representing the Treasurer

1606 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation