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2

Nettle

16/11/2004

Environment—Sydney Harbour Foreshore Trust—Middle Head

03/12/2004

08/12/2004

146

17

 

 

 

Road

 

 

 

 

11

B. Brown

16/11/2004

Environment—Woodsreef asbestos mine—Mine tailings

09/12/2004

09/12/2004

127

23

20

Allison

16/11/2004

Defence—Sonar—Effects on the environment

10/02/2005

10/02/2005

150

86

25

Allison

16/11/2004

Environment—Environment Protection and Biodiversity

16/12/2004

08/02/2005

179

30

 

 

 

Conservation Act 1999—Threatened ecological communities

 

 

 

 

58

Evans

17/11/2004

Environment—Sydney Harbour Federation Trust—Management

10/02/2005

10/02/2005

153

85

 

 

 

of ex-Defence lands

 

 

 

 

59

Evans

17/11/2004

Environment—Sydney Harbour Federation Trust—Funding

19/01/2005

08/02/2005

221

63

86

B. Brown

17/11/2004

Environment—Asian elephants—Zoo captivity

01/12/2004

02/12/2004

160

14

89

B. Brown

17/11/2004

Environment—Tasmania—Rehabilitation of mine sites

08/12/2004

09/12/2004

128

21

97

B. Brown

18/11/2004

Environment—Freshwater ecosystems

06/01/2005

08/02/2005

226

49

98

B. Brown

18/11/2004

Environment—Tasmanian devils—Devil facial tumour disease

16/03/2005

17/03/2005

142

118

99

B. Brown

18/11/2004

Environment—Tasmanian devils—Devil facial tumour disease

16/03/2005

17/03/2005

142

118

108

Faulkner

19/11/2004

Administration—Advertising campaigns—Environment/Resource

30/03/2005

10/05/2005

124

131

 

 

 

Management

 

 

 

 

109

Faulkner

19/11/2004

Administration—Advertising campaigns—Waste Oil

22/03/2005

10/05/2005

125

123

138

Faulkner

19/11/2004

Administration—Advertising campaigns

30/05/2005

14/06/2005

149

192

151

B. Brown

01/12/2004

Environment—Tasmania—Recherche Bay

17/01/2005

08/02/2005

230

47

152

B. Brown

01/12/2004

Environment—Tasmania—Recherche Bay

03/02/2005

09/02/2005

165

64

153

B. Brown

01/12/2004

Environment—Forest conservation

17/02/2005

07/03/2005

182

78

164

Allison

07/12/2004

Environment—Seismic testing—Approvals

17/02/2005

07/03/2005

183

72

201

O’Brien

20/12/2004

Administration—Primary Energy Limited—Funding

10/02/2005

10/02/2005

157

52

203

O’Brien

20/12/2004

Environment—Greenhouse Gas Abatement Program

10/02/2005

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

Amended answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/02/2005

10/02/2005

157

 

312

Allison

17/01/2005

Environment—South Australia—Olympic Dam uranium mine

15/04/2005

10/05/2005

246

88

327

B. Brown

03/02/2005

Environment—Non-commercial growing of bananas—Impact

07/03/2005

08/03/2005

216

32

 

 

 

on flying foxes

 

 

 

 

328

B. Brown

03/02/2005

Environment—Regional Forest Agreements—Protection of river

08/03/2005

08/03/2005

217

33

 

 

 

red gums

 

 

 

 

329

B. Brown

03/02/2005

Environment—Tasmania—Recherche Bay

08/03/2005

08/03/2005

217

33

330

B. Brown

03/02/2005

Environment—Tasmania—Recherche Bay

08/03/2005

09/03/2005

146

33

332

B. Brown

03/02/2005

Environment—Christmas Island—Mining

16/03/2005

17/03/2005

145

41

336

B. Brown

08/02/2005

Environment—Tasmania—Global Information System

22/03/2005

10/05/2005

267

42

339

B. Brown

10/02/2005

Environment—Tasmania—Global Information System

22/03/2005

10/05/2005

267

40

387

B. Brown

08/03/2005

Environment—Mt Leyshon gold mine, Queensland—Assessment

14/04/2005

10/05/2005

284

37

 

 

 

of possible leakage of sodium cyanide

 

 

 

 

472

B. Brown

17/03/2005

Environment—Proposed pulp mill at Bell Bay, Tasmania—

04/05/2005

11/05/2005

211

48

 

 

 

Communication with Gunns Ltd

 

 

 

 

476

B. Brown

18/03/2005

Environment—Recherche Bay—National heritage listing

04/05/2005

11/05/2005

212

47

489

Allison

06/04/2005

Environment—Port Phillip Bay, Victoria—Caesium 137 levels

12/05/2005

14/06/2005

186

36

492

B. Brown

07/04/2005

Environment—Recherche Bay—4WD vehicle access

12/05/2005

14/06/2005

188

35

535

O’Brien

12/04/2005

Administration—Overseas travel—Departmental officers

04/05/2005

11/05/2005

216

22

559

B. Brown

22/04/2005

Environment—Red-tailed Black Cockatoo—Species decline

17/05/2005

14/06/2005

214

25

560

B. Brown

26/04/2005

Environment—Minister for the Environment and Heritage—

30/05/2005

14/06/2005

215

34

 

 

 

Political activity

 

 

 

 

579

Allison

03/05/2005

Environment—Alternative Fuels Conversion Program

19/08/2005

05/09/2005

196

108

663

Evans

04/05/2005

Administration—Salaries—APS level 1 to 6 officers and

20/09/2005

04/10/2005

114

139

 

 

 

equivalent staff employed

 

 

 

 

694

Evans

04/05/2005

Administration—Overseas travel and air charters

08/09/2006

12/09/2006

116

492

726

Evans

04/05/2005

Administration—Overseas travel and air charters

07/11/2005

08/11/2005

141

187

757

Evans

04/05/2005

Administration—Advertising campaigns

11/04/2006

09/05/2006

150

342

849

Evans

04/05/2005

Administration—Customer service—Telephone lines

20/10/2005

03/11/2005

94

169

865

B. Brown

05/05/2005

Taxation—Tax deductibility for environment groups

30/05/2005

14/06/2005

249

25

884

Evans

06/05/2005

Administration—Travel—Private or commercially-sponsored

01/11/2005

03/11/2005

103

179

 

 

 

 

Supplementary answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/11/2005

28/11/2005

141

 

911

B. Brown

12/05/2005

Environment—Exemptions from the Environment Protection and

20/06/2005

20/06/2005

160

39

 

 

 

Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—Australian Defence Force

 

 

 

 

920

O’Brien

31/05/2005

Regional Australia—Eyre Peninsula farmers—Bushfire recovery

19/08/2005

05/09/2005

212

80

 

 

 

assistance

 

 

 

 

930

B. Brown

02/06/2005

Environment—Tasmanian waterways—Introduction of salmon

14/07/2005

09/08/2005

165

42

932

B. Brown

02/06/2005

Environment—Proposed Port of Airlie Marina Development

01/07/2005

09/08/2005

166

29

 

 

 

Project

 

 

 

 

969

B. Brown

17/06/2005

Environment—Transport of cyanide—From Gladstone to

14/07/2005

09/08/2005

172

27

 

 

 

Lake Cowal gold mine

 

 

 

 

998

O’Brien

24/06/2005

Administration—Grants or other payments to business

15/08/2005

16/08/2005

185

52

 

 

 

organisations and/or associations

 

 

 

 

1062

B. Brown

08/08/2005

Environment—Break O’Day Council—St Mary’s Sewage Scheme

09/09/2005

13/09/2005

165

32

 

 

 

Effluent Reuse Project grant

 

 

 

 

1066

B. Brown

08/08/2005

Environment—Australian Government Envirofund for Tasmanian

09/09/2005

12/09/2005

153

32

 

 

 

projects—Round 6 funding

 

 

 

 

1082

Bartlett

15/08/2005

Environment—Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia—Heritage

19/09/2005

06/10/2005

162

35

 

 

 

listing

 

 

 

 

1104

Bartlett

19/08/2005

Environment—United Nations Great Ape Survival Project

26/09/2005

06/10/2005

165

38

1109

Allison

29/08/2005

Environment—Green Vehicle Guide—Scoring of the Government

23/09/2005

06/10/2005

167

25

 

 

 

vehicle fleet

 

 

 

 

1110

Allison

29/08/2005

Environment—Government vehicle fleet—Use of hybrid vehicles

26/09/2005

06/10/2005

167

28

1115

Allison

29/08/2005

Environment—Wind energy industry

08/11/2005

08/11/2005

144

71

1120

Siewert

30/08/2005

Environment—Greenhouse gas emissions

13/10/2005

13/10/2005

191

44

1131

Webber

05/09/2005

Environment—Live import list—Assessment of species process

13/10/2005

13/10/2005

191

38

1141

Bartlett

06/09/2005

Culture and the Arts—Australian Heritage Council—Assessment

20/10/2005

07/11/2005

189

44

 

 

 

of national heritage sites

 

 

 

 

1238

Siewert

22/09/2005

Environment—Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia—Listing of

20/10/2005

07/11/2005

216

28

 

 

 

threatened ecological communities

 

 

 

 

1263

Siewert

29/09/2005

Environment—Marine parks and reserves

29/05/2006

13/06/2006

219

242

1264

Siewert

29/09/2005

Environment—Fishing practices—Proposed use of sea lion excluder

02/11/2005

07/11/2005

243

34

 

 

 

devices in craypots

 

 

 

 

1271

B. Brown

29/09/2005

Environment—Protection of sea lion colonies at West Waldegrave

02/11/2005

07/11/2005

244

34

 

 

 

Island Conservation Park

 

 

 

 

1345

B. Brown

03/11/2005

Environment—Port Phillip Bay, Victoria—Protection of mud

05/12/2005

06/12/2005

184

32

 

 

 

islands

 

 

 

 

1351

B. Brown

07/11/2005

Environment—Tasmania—Handfish recovery plan

06/12/2005

07/12/2005

175

29

1400

Milne

29/11/2005

Environment—Tasmanian Devil—Nomination for ‘vulnerable’

09/01/2006

09/02/2006

202

41

 

 

 

listing

 

 

 

 

1463

Milne

05/01/2006

Environment—Great Southern Plantations—Melville Island

06/02/2006

09/02/2006

220

32

1464

Milne

05/01/2006

Environment—Phosphate Resources Ltd—Christmas Island

06/02/2006

09/02/2006

220

32

1502

O’Brien

18/01/2006

Administration—Program and/or grant funding—Federal

18/04/2006

09/05/2006

192

90

 

 

 

electorate of Bass

 

 

 

 

1532

O’Brien

18/01/2006

Administration—Funding—City View Christian Church Inc.

07/04/2006

09/05/2006

197

79

1592

Siewert

16/02/2006

Environment—Perth Airport site—Western Swamp Tortoise

07/04/2006

10/05/2006

158

50

1593

Siewert

16/02/2006

Environment—Perth Airport Brickworks Proposal

27/03/2006

29/03/2006

204

39

1594

Siewert

16/02/2006

Environment—Perth Airport Brickworks Proposal

28/04/2006

10/05/2006

159

71

1606

Allison

28/02/2006

Environment—Snowy River—Restoration of environmental flow

29/05/2006

13/06/2006

248

90

1608

B. Brown

02/03/2006

Environment—Tasmania—Introduced foxes

28/03/2006

30/03/2006

266

26

1609

B. Brown

02/03/2006

Environment—Environment Protection and Biodiversity

31/03/2006

10/05/2006

163

29

 

 

 

Conservation Act 1999—Assessment of projects

 

 

 

 

1610

B. Brown

03/03/2006

Environment—Tasmania’s giant freshwater crayfish

28/03/2006

30/03/2006

266

25

1626

Milne

21/03/2006

Environment—Tiwi Islands—Statements in the 2002-03 annual

20/04/2006

10/05/2006

167

30

 

 

 

report of the Tiwi Land Council

 

 

 

 

1645

Siewert

24/03/2006

Environment—City of Rockingham—Saxon Ranger

28/04/2006

10/05/2006

172

35

1708

Allison

21/04/2006

Environment—Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and

21/07/2006

08/08/2006

203

91

 

 

 

Climate—Climate change

 

 

 

 

1709

Allison

21/04/2006

Environment—Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and

21/07/2006

08/08/2006

205

91

 

 

 

Climate—Renewable energy

 

 

 

 

1762

B. Brown

10/05/2006

Environment—Macquarie Marshes

19/06/2006

20/06/2006

155

40

1763

Milne

10/05/2006

Environment—Kakadu World Heritage Area

19/06/2006

20/06/2006

156

40

1787

Milne

11/05/2006

Environment—Regional Forest Agreement

03/08/2006

10/08/2006

158

84

1788

Milne

11/05/2006

Environment—Kuranda Ridge Highway

19/06/2006

20/06/2006

160

39

1789

Milne

11/05/2006

Environment—Wet Tropics World Heritage Management Plan

19/06/2006

20/06/2006

160

39

1790

Milne

11/05/2006

Environment—Environment Protection and Biodiversity

19/06/2006

20/06/2006

161

39

 

 

 

Conservation Act 1999—Assessment of projects under the Act

 

 

 

 

1882

Milne

06/06/2006

Environment—Energy research

09/10/2006

10/10/2006

151

125

1915

Milne

07/06/2006

Environment—Feral rabbits on Macquarie Island

01/09/2006

06/09/2006

153

86

1957

O’Brien

08/06/2006

Administration—Freedom of information requests

03/11/2006

07/11/2006

146

148

1977

O’Brien

08/06/2006

Administration—Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective

29/01/2007

07/02/2007

150

235

 

 

 

Administration Scheme

 

 

 

 

2011

Milne

13/06/2006

Environment—Non-Forest Vegetation Program, Tasmania

07/08/2006

10/08/2006

161

55

2067

B. Brown

16/06/2006

Environment—Dampier rock art

07/08/2006

10/08/2006

166

52

2101

B. Brown

20/06/2006

Environment—Logan River—Proposed dam

21/07/2006

10/08/2006

184

31

2102

B. Brown

20/06/2006

Environment—Mary River—Proposed dam

21/07/2006

10/08/2006

184

31

2111

McLucas

23/06/2006

Environment—Natural resource management—Cape York

03/11/2006

07/11/2006

154

133

 

 

 

Peninsula

 

 

 

 

2120

B. Brown

29/06/2006

Environment—Macquarie Marshes

07/08/2006

10/08/2006

187

39

2123

B. Brown

07/07/2006

Environment—Kangaroo population—Culling

16/08/2006

17/08/2006

166

40

2139

Siewert

10/07/2006

Administration—Department of the Environment and Heritage—

16/08/2006

17/08/2006

167

37

 

 

 

Library

 

 

 

 

2140

Siewert

10/07/2006

Environment—Christmas Island—Mines

16/08/2006

17/08/2006

167

37

2170

O’Brien

14/07/2006

Administration—Training—Senate estimates hearings

20/09/2006

09/10/2006

162

68

2220

O’Brien

14/07/2006

Administration—Discretionary grants programs

04/12/2006

04/12/2006

134

143

2239

B. Brown

20/07/2006

Environment—Macquarie Island—Heritage Buildings

16/08/2006

17/08/2006

181

27

2240

B. Brown

20/07/2006

Environment—Macquarie Island—Rabbit Control

16/08/2006

17/08/2006

182

27

2266

Allison

28/07/2006

Environment—Kakadu National Park—Fifth management plan

30/08/2006

06/09/2006

172

33

2267

B. Brown

31/07/2006

Environment—Kosciuszko National Park—Aerial baiting

30/08/2006

06/09/2006

172

30

2300

Milne

04/08/2006

Environment—Tasmanian Devil—Devil facial tumour disease

01/09/2006

06/09/2006

174

28

2301

Milne

04/08/2006

Environment—Pesticides—Phosdrin

18/09/2006

10/10/2006

185

45

2303

Milne

04/08/2006

Environment—2005-06 Natural Resource Management budget

05/12/2006

06/12/2006

151

123

2319

B. Brown

08/08/2006

Environment—Mary River cod—Impact of proposed dam

06/09/2006

06/09/2006

176

29

2320

B. Brown

08/08/2006

Environment—Mary River turtle, Elseya albagula—Impact of

06/09/2006

06/09/2006

177

29

 

 

 

proposed dam

 

 

 

 

2367

O’Brien

11/08/2006

Administration—Discretionary grants programs

27/10/2006

08/11/2006

158

77

2377

O’Brien

15/08/2006

Transport—Fuel consumption labelling

26/09/2006

10/10/2006

192

42

2412

B. Brown

17/08/2006

Administration—Meetings—Wilderness Society

09/10/2006

11/10/2006

143

53

2456

Evans

28/08/2006

Environment—Orange-bellied parrot

21/09/2006

11/10/2006

164

24

2457

Evans

28/08/2006

Environment—Environment Protection and Biodiversity

21/09/2006

11/10/2006

165

24

 

 

 

Conversation Act 1999—Referrals lodged

 

 

 

 

2470

Evans

05/09/2006

Environment—Orange-bellied parrot

09/01/2007

06/02/2007

170

126

2492

Siewert

14/09/2006

Environment—Alcoa—Wagerup, Western Australia

16/10/2006

16/10/2006

145

32

2546

B. Brown

09/10/2006

Environment—Tasmanian Devil—Breeding programs

21/11/2006

27/11/2006

150

43

2558

B. Brown

12/10/2006

Environment—Threatened species—Environmental impact

29/11/2006

30/11/2006

200

48

 

 

 

statement

 

 

 

 

2592

Milne

24/10/2006

Environment—Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish Recovery

09/01/2007

06/02/2007

183

77

 

 

 

Plan 2005-09

 

 

 

 

2593

Milne

24/10/2006

Environment—Arthur River road upgrade

13/12/2006

06/02/2007

183

50

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