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Notice given 5 May 2011

649  Senator Boswell: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities—With reference to the proposed wild rivers declaration sought by the Queensland Government in the Lake Eyre Basin:

(1) Given the oil and gas production, mining and the wool and cattle grazing industries that have been in operation within the basin for more than 100 years, can the Minister confirm that the Queensland wild rivers legislation, if passed, will not be a precursor to a World Heritage listing of the basin.

(2) Can the Minister confirm the Government will not support any listing of the basin without the support of the people who live, work and gain their living through the industries within the Lake Eyre catchment.


 653  Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—With reference to the Audit and Fraud Control Branch and the department’s current review of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency:

(1) What are the terms of reference for this review.

(2) Who is leading and serving on the panel.

(3) With whom has the panel conducted interviews.

(4) At what locations has the panel conducted inspections.

(5) When did the review commence and when will it be completed.

(6) Will the review report be made public.