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Notice given 22 August 2003

1816  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—

(1) Can the Minister confirm whether the proposed fish farm development planned for Moreton Bay would need full scientific certainty pursuant to section 3A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

(2) Can the Minister confirm that the proposed fish farm is under Commonwealth jurisdiction until full scientific certainty is achieved.

1818  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs—With regard to the Port Hedland Detention Centre:

(1) Given that the local water quality is evidently poor as guards and locals refuse to drink it and instead drink bottled water: Does the water supplied to the centre meet Australian standards for potable water.

(2) What is the calcium content of the water supplied to the inmates.

(3) Is the evening meal for inmates chicken and rice with one piece of fruit per person per day.

(4) Is the inmates’ diet monitored by a nutritionist.

(5) Is this nutritionist on site or does he or she just review a menu.

(6) If the nutritionist reviews the menu what checks are made that the menu and the meals served are the same.