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Notice given 22 August 2012

*2093  Senator Cash: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship—With reference to the answers provided to question nos AE12/0251, AE12/0252, AE12/0255, taken on notice during the 2011-12 Additional estimates hearing of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, and question no. BE12/0296, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the same committee, and the inability of the department to provide the requested data:

(1) Why was data able to be provided in answer to question nos AE12/0251, AE12/0252, AE12/0255, and not in relation to question no. BE12/0296.

(2) What changes have occurred to the department’s system that prevents data of this type from being provided or collated, and on what date did these changes take place.

(3) Who authorised this change in data collection and at what cost.

 

 (4) What was the rationale or public policy imperative put forward in support of this change.

(5) In relation to the answer provided to question nos AE12/0251, AE12/0252, AE12/0255: (a) who collated the data provided; (b) how was it collated; and (c) what departmental system was used.

*2094  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the answer provided to question no. EW0004_13, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee:

(1) Given that this question was addressed to the department, can a response be provided.

(2) Can details be provided of any funds set aside for advertising, information campaigns or promotional material, in relation to the establishment of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate.

*2095  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the answer provided to question no. EW0048_13, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee:

(1) Can a breakdown be provided of each ‘share’, including who is responsible and the value of each, in relation to the cost of wage increases.

(2) What percentage will the Commonwealth fund.

*2096  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the answer provided to question no. EW0156_13, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee:

(1) Why was Mr Terry Nassios not asked about this response.

(2) Can Mr Nassios provide a response to the question.

*2097  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the answer provided to question no. EW0174_13, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee: Which registered organisations attended the event.

*2098  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the answer provided to question no. EW0290_13, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee: If it was not necessary to refer the document to the Australian Taxation Office, why did the Minister promise to do so.

*2099  Senator Abetz: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations—With reference to the answer provided to question no. EW0277_13, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee, can details be provided of all other advice provided by the department, including: (a) the date; (b) the nature of the advice, for example, legal or departmental; (c) who provided the advice; and (d) to whom it was addressed.