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Notice given 18 October 2010

166  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research—In regard to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO): For the past 18 months, what was the amount spent on entertaining by the CSIRO: (a) Chief Executive Officer; and (b) ICT Centre Director.

167  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—In regard to Anglesea Barracks in Hobart, for each of the following calendar years 2007, 2008, 2009 and for 2010 to date:

(1) How many uniformed personnel were based at Anglesea Barracks.

(2) How many public servants (non-uniformed personnel) were based at Anglesea Barracks.

(3) How many people are currently employed at Anglesea Barracks.

(4) What services, roles and jobs have been transferred to other barracks or officers from Anglesea Barracks.

168  Senator Macdonald: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency—With reference to the following online articles, ‘Royal Society issues new climate change guide that admits there are “uncertainties” about the science’ (by Niall Firth of the UK Daily Mail , 30 September 2010) and ‘Royal Society bows to climate change sceptics’ (published in The Times , 30 September 2010): Is the Minister aware of these articles and what response does the Minister have.