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Question
No.
Senator Date of
Question
Subject Date
Reply
Received
Hansard
Date
of Reply
Hansard
Page No.
of Reply
Elapsed
Time
(days)

2

Allison

12/02/2008

Media releases—8 May 2007, ‘150 million more for solar

01/04/2008

13/05/2008

1589

49

technology’—Details

5

B. Brown

12/02/2008

Environment—Tiwi Islands—Logging

29/02/2008

11/03/2008

603

17

6

B. Brown

12/02/2008

Environment—Storage of toxic substances

11/04/2008

13/05/2008

1590

59

7

Allison

12/02/2008

Ministerial approval—Gunns Limited’s proposed pulp mill

13/05/2008

15/05/2008

2093

91

9

Allison

12/02/2008

Sustainability—Various executive and legislative actions to

06/03/2008

11/03/2008

603

23

protect the environment

10

B. Brown

12/02/2008

Conservation—Giant Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle—Study by

12/02/2008

13/02/2008

317

0

Forestry Tasmania and the University of Melbourne

30

Minchin

12/02/2008

Administration—Media-related staff

15/10/2008

16/10/2008

6295

246

90

Minchin

12/02/2008

Climate change—United Nations Climate Change Conference

16/05/2008

16/06/2008

2337

94

in Bali, Indonesia—Australian Government delegation costs

Amended answer

18/09/2008

18/09/2008

5179

92

Allison

12/02/2008

Renewable energy—Renewable Remote Power Generation

20/03/2008

20/03/2008

1435

37

Programme

101

Allison

12/02/2008

Measures for a Better Environment package—Sustainable Cities

12/02/2008

13/02/2008

318

0

program—National Travel Behaviour Change Project and air and

petrol standards

102

Allison

12/02/2008

Measures for a Better Environment package—Sustainable Cities

12/02/2008

13/02/2008

320

0

program—Industrial residues and chemical pollutants

103

Allison

12/02/2008

Measures for a Better Environment package—Sustainable Cities

25/02/2008

11/03/2008

604

13

program—Water quality initiatives

104

Allison

12/02/2008

Measures for a Better Environment package—Sustainable Cities

01/04/2008

13/05/2008

1632

49

program—Built environment, environment education and the

green car rating scheme

105

Allison

12/02/2008

Port Phillip Bay channel deepening project—Environment

12/02/2008

13/02/2008

323

0

 

 

 

Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment Management Plan

106

Allison

12/02/2008

Port Phillip Bay channel deepening project—Environment

25/02/2008

11/03/2008

606

13

 

 

 

Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

considered

134

Minchin

12/02/2008

Administration—Provision of information to estimates

30/05/2008

16/06/2008

2408

108

committees, including appointments to government agencies,

authorities and advisory boards

242

Cormann

12/02/2008

Administration—Funding cuts—Programs and services for

25/03/2008

13/05/2008

1655

42

Western Australia

274

B. Brown

13/02/2008

Gunns Limited’s pulp mill—Method of electricity production

17/03/2008

17/03/2008

1057

33

275

B. Brown

13/02/2008

Gunns Limited’s pulp mill—Greenhouse gases—Production and

17/03/2008

17/03/2008

1058

33

potential offsets

276

B. Brown

13/02/2008

Gunns Limited’s pulp mill—Scientific assessment—Agreements

17/03/2008

17/03/2008

1058

33

between scientists and the Minister

277

B. Brown

13/02/2008

Gunns Limited’s pulp mill—Involvement of the Chief Scientist

17/03/2008

17/03/2008

1059

33

284

Webber

13/02/2008

Heritage—Albany Gaol/Amity Heritage Precinct

28/03/2008

13/05/2008

1666

44

290

B. Brown

20/02/2008

Indigenous Australians—Indigenous languages—Preservation

25/03/2008

13/05/2008

1676

34

299

B. Brown

21/02/2008

Gunns Limited pulp mill project—Permission to operate—

24/04/2008

14/05/2008

1856

63

Hydrodynamic modelling

300

B. Brown

21/02/2008

Gunns Limited pulp mill project—Independent Site Supervisor—

24/04/2008

14/05/2008

1856

63

Expiration of appointment

301

B. Brown

21/02/2008

Gunns Limited pulp mill project—Independent Site Supervisor—

24/04/2008

14/05/2008

1857

63

Appointment

302

B. Brown

21/02/2008

Gunns Limited pulp mill project—Independent Expert Group—

24/04/2008

14/05/2008

1857

63

Appointment

314

Allison

27/02/2008

Wildlife preservation—Whale sightings at Warrnambool,

24/04/2008

14/05/2008

1885

57

Victoria—Impact of seismic surveying

344

Allison

04/03/2008

Energy efficiency—Phase-out of incandescent light bulbs

17/06/2008

19/06/2008

2980

105

348

Allison

04/03/2008

Climate change—Emissions reductions—Transport sector

17/06/2008

19/06/2008

2981

105

372

Allison

17/03/2008

Desalination project, Wonthaggi, Victoria—Environment Effects

24/04/2008

14/05/2008

1937

38

Statement—Consideration of greenhouse emissions and other

factors

378

B. Brown

19/03/2008

Gunns Limited’s pulp mill—Method of electricity production

23/04/2008

14/05/2008

1941

35

379

B. Brown

19/03/2008

Gunns Limited’s pulp mill—Greenhouse gases—Production and

24/04/2008

14/05/2008

1942

36

potential offsets

380

B. Brown

19/03/2008

Gunns Limited’s pulp mill—Involvement of the Chief Scientist

24/04/2008

14/05/2008

1942

36

395

Siewert

07/04/2008

Heritage—Dampier Archipelago—Liquefied natural gas hub in the

13/05/2008

15/05/2008

2110

36

Browse Basin

396

Siewert

07/04/2008

Conservation—Gas projects in the Kimberly region—Assessment

13/05/2008

15/05/2008

2111

36

under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Act 1999

398

Siewert

07/04/2008

Heritage—Dampier Archipelago—Approval of mining

21/05/2008

16/06/2008

2416

44

applications

399

Siewert

07/04/2008

Heritage—Burrup Peninsula—Correspondence from a Western

13/05/2008

15/05/2008

2112

36

Australian resident

417

Milne

16/04/2008

Building leases—Government signings including details of

30/05/2008

17/06/2008

2623

44

Australian Building Greenhouse Rating

420

Milne

16/04/2008

Energy efficiency—Water and energy usage in new homes

09/07/2008

26/08/2008

3767

84

422

Siewert

22/04/2008

Conservation—Alleged breaches of environmental conditions by

19/05/2008

17/06/2008

2624

27

Great Southern Limited—Investigation and legal advice

430

B. Brown

30/04/2008

Environment—Storage of toxic substances—Hexacholorbenzene

13/06/2008

18/06/2008

2793

44

waste

457

Minchin

30/05/2008

Departmental engagements—Mr Christian and Ms Tara

14/08/2008

26/08/2008

3787

76

Taubenschlag—Details

478

B. Brown

03/06/2008

Weld River coupe WR15F—Adjacent World Heritage Area—

08/07/2008

26/08/2008

3791

35

Protection and impact

481

B. Brown

16/06/2008

Tasmania’s Understorey Network—Funding

14/08/2008

26/08/2008

3797

59

488

Milne

17/06/2008

Pest and weed management—Programs

01/09/2008

01/09/2008

4256

76

509

Siewert

24/06/2008

Dingo fence at Happy Valley—Application to halt construction

31/07/2008

26/08/2008

3814

37

516

Milne

10/07/2008

Conservation covenants—Funding details and requirements

14/08/2008

26/08/2008

3817

35

518

Milne

10/07/2008

Recycling—Printer cartridges—Standards and education for

25/09/2008

25/09/2008

5728

77

disposal

536

Milne

14/07/2008

Recycling—Printer cartridges—Policy and practice

04/09/2008

04/09/2008

4632

52

557

Milne

18/07/2008

Gunns Limited’s pulp mill—Effluent outfall—Impact on the

01/09/2008

01/09/2008

4258

45

bottlenose dolphin and other species

558

Milne

18/07/2008

Conservation—Tamar estuary—Impact of infrastructure projects

22/08/2008

27/08/2008

3975

35

on the green and gold frog

596

Minchin

25/08/2008

Carbon offsets—Departmental air travel—Guidelines

14/11/2008

24/11/2008

7134

81

632

Minchin

25/08/2008

Ministers/Parliamentary Secretaries office—Departmental staff—

16/10/2008

10/11/2008

6481

52

Secondment

668

Minchin

25/08/2008

Overseas travel—Beijing Olympic Games—Expenses

20/02/2009

10/03/2009

1171

179

704

Minchin

25/08/2008

Overseas travel—Ministers/Parliamentary Secretaries, family and

14/04/2009

12/05/2009

2503

232

departmental staff—Between July and August 2008

731

Siewert

03/09/2008

Sugarloaf Pipeline proposal—Recent report findings—

15/10/2008

16/10/2008

6302

42

Reconsideration of environmental impact

743

B. Brown

24/09/2008

Survival of the koala—Impact from logging—Government action

21/01/2009

03/02/2009

155

119

756

B. Brown

17/10/2008

Bargo State Conservation Area—Rezoning for the Southern

20/11/2008

24/11/2008

7137

34

Highlands Regional Shooting Complex—Impact on yellow-bellied

glider

757

B. Brown

17/10/2008

Recovery plan—Australian lungfish—Reason for non-completion

01/12/2008

02/12/2008

7939

45

767

Milne

07/11/2008

Gunns Limited pulp mill, Long Reach, Tasmania—Hydrodynamic

06/03/2009

11/03/2009

1375

119

modelling reports

768

Milne

07/11/2008

Gunns Limited pulp mill—Environmental Impact Management

12/03/2009

12/03/2009

1507

125

Plan—Condition 26 and modules B and C

774

Milne

07/11/2008

Gunns Limited pipeline—Impact on the green and gold frog

12/03/2009

12/03/2009

1509

125

781

B. Brown

11/11/2008

Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts—

08/12/2008

03/02/2009

169

27

National Pollutant Inventory section—Funding

828

Milne

14/11/2008

Australian National Academy of Music—Decision to defund—

05/01/2009

03/02/2009

184

52

Reason

830

Siewert

17/11/2008

Tiwi plantation project—Responsible legal entity

16/01/2009

03/02/2009

187

60

836

Ludlam

20/11/2008

Portfolio responsibilities—Indigenous media and broadcasting—

22/12/2008

03/02/2009

197

32

Reason for inclusion

891

Ronaldson

24/11/2008

Administration—Program overspends and underspends—Top 5

28/01/2009

04/02/2009

374

65

912

Ronaldson

24/11/2008

Administration—Media monitoring—Amount spent during the

16/07/2009

11/08/2009

4589

234

2008 calendar year

935

Ronaldson

24/11/2008

Administration—Tender contracts—Details

04/06/2009

17/06/2009

3633

192

958

Ronaldson

24/11/2008

Administration—Reviews, inquiries and committees—Staffing

07/08/2009

17/08/2009

5099

256

and costs

985

Ronaldson

25/11/2008

Commonwealth credit cards—Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries

22/01/2009

03/02/2009

206

58

and ministerial, departmental and agency staff

1019

Ronaldson

25/11/2008

Overseas travel since 25 November 2007—Ministers,

30/04/2009

12/05/2009

2551

156

Parliamentary Secretaries and staff—Details

1044

Milne

28/11/2008

Proposed Gunns Limited pulp mill—Discharge of chlorinated

06/03/2009

11/03/2009

1377

98

dioxins and furans—Approved level

1046

Siewert

02/12/2008

Solar salt mine, Western Australia—Controlled action under the

16/01/2009

03/02/2009

209

45

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999—Decision

 

 

 

 

1047

Siewert

02/12/2008

Marine protected areas—State waters—Status

19/02/2009

10/03/2009

1210

79

1069

Abetz

03/12/2008

Portfolio programs—Overspends and underspends—Details

15/04/2009

13/05/2009

2735

133

1105

Abetz

03/12/2008

Departments and agencies—Funding

03/02/2009

05/02/2009

538

62

1173

B. Brown

16/12/2008

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area—Indigenous

06/03/2009

11/03/2009

1378

80

component—Funding

1174

B. Brown

16/12/2008

Victorian desalination project, Wonthaggi—Environment

20/02/2009

10/03/2009

1217

66

Effects Statement—Effects on endangered marine animals

1226

Abetz

16/01/2009

Gunns Limited pulp mill approval—Minister’s announcement on

25/02/2009

10/03/2009

1227

40

5 January 2009—Contact prior to announcement

1274

Milne

05/02/2009

Gunns Limited pulp mill—Assessment process—Impact on the

14/04/2009

13/05/2009

2763

68

bottlenose dolphin and other species

1278

Mason

05/02/2009

Moncrieff electorate—Funding of organisations and projects—

10/07/2009

11/08/2009

4589

155

Between 3 December 2007 and 20 January 2009

1288

Ludlam

06/02/2009

Aluminium Corporation of China Limited (CHALCO)—Planned

13/03/2009

16/03/2009

1683

35

aluminium smelter in Bowen, Queensland—Consideration of

greenhouse gas effects

1389

Milne

11/03/2009

Richmond Bridge, Tasmania—Conservation management plan—

22/04/2009

14/05/2009

2982

42

Government action

1390

Ludlam

11/03/2009

Chiang Mai Night Safari zoo—Deaths of animals—Australian

14/04/2009

14/05/2009

2983

34

native wildlife

1408

Ronaldson

12/03/2009

External speechwriting services—Details of tender—2008

14/04/2009

14/05/2009

2987

33

calendar year

1450

B. Brown

20/03/2009

Antarctica—World Heritage listing—Australian Labor Party

11/05/2009

16/06/2009

3438

52

commitment

1469

Cormann

31/03/2009

Gas processing plant—Western Australia’s Kimberley region—

30/04/2009

16/06/2009

3456

30

Comments made by Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst

1478

Milne

02/04/2009

Tasmania—Forest Practices Regulations 2007 (Tas.)—Dam

11/05/2009

16/06/2009

3466

39

assessment processes

1484

Ludlam

08/04/2009

Shoalwater Bay—Military exercises—Environmental damage

30/04/2009

16/06/2009

3470

22

1486

Abetz

15/04/2009

Gunns Limited pulp mill approval—Minister’s announcement on

14/05/2009

16/06/2009

3471

29

5 January 2009—Contact prior to announcement

1489

Bishop

20/04/2009

Avon Catchment Council—Salt affected areas—Funding

14/05/2009

16/06/2009

3473

24

1497

Abetz

06/05/2009

Portfolio programs—Programs which delivered an underspend in

10/07/2009

11/08/2009

4603

65

2007-08—A Sustainable Future Tasmania - Mole Creek program

1526

Minchin

18/05/2009

Legislation—Statutory reviews—Timelines

16/11/2009

18/11/2009

8291

182

1545

Cormann

19/05/2009

Caring for our Country program—Expenditure and priority

22/06/2009

23/06/2009

4088

34

funding

1600

Milne

26/05/2009

Solar rebate funding—Body corporates—Eligibility

17/07/2009

11/08/2009

4632

52

1602

Milne

26/05/2009

Richmond Bridge, Tasmania—Conservation management plan—

10/07/2009

11/08/2009

4633

45

Government action

1627

Abetz

29/05/2009

Administration—Infrastructure and capital works projects

21/08/2009

07/09/2009

5836

84

1665

Minchin

03/06/2009

Government websites—Advertising on search engines

10/08/2009

18/08/2009

5289

68

1705

Minchin

10/06/2009

Legislation—Redundant and potentially redundant legislation—

07/08/2009

19/08/2009

5488

58

‘Clean-up’ coordinated by the Department of Finance and

Deregulation

1743

Ronaldson

10/06/2009

Administration—Contracts awarded to the Boston Consulting

17/08/2009

20/08/2009

5661

68

Group and the Allen Consulting Group

1821

Milne

16/06/2009

Renewable and clean energy—Minister’s speech at the Auswind

18/11/2009

19/11/2009

8495

155

2007 conference and exhibition ‘Future Vision 2020’—

Parliament House and electorate offices

1824

Milne

22/06/2009

Invasive pest species—Hog Deer—Obligations under the

03/09/2009

08/09/2009

6031

73

international Ramsar agreement

1829

Ludlam

26/06/2009

National Indigenous television service—Digital terrestrial mode

16/07/2009

13/08/2009

4969

20

1830

Ludlam

26/06/2009

National Indigenous television service—Sydney broadcast—

16/07/2009

13/08/2009

4970

20

Continuation after trial

1889

Barnett

02/07/2009

Consultancies—Details of completed and ongoing since

18/09/2009

27/10/2009

7334

78

November 2007—Planned or budgeted for 2009 and 2010

1926

Barnett

02/07/2009

Administration—Staff, hospitality, plants, water coolers,

15/10/2009

27/10/2009

7349

105

television subscriptions and government credit cards

Amended answer

29/01/2010

04/02/2010

581

 

 

 

 

Amended answer

 

 

 

24/05/2010

15/06/2010

3372

1973

Abetz

21/07/2009

Portable water supplies—Amount spent in the 2008-09 financial

28/10/2009

16/11/2009

7945

99

year

2010

Abetz

21/07/2009

Administration—Media training undertaken since 24 November

30/10/2009

16/11/2009

7950

101

2007

2047

Ludlam

03/08/2009

Beverley Four Mile Uranium Mine—Approval decision

18/09/2009

28/10/2009

7521

46

(EPBC 2008/4252), dated 13 July 2009

2056

B. Brown

11/08/2009

Endangered species—Swift parrot—Expiration of management

22/10/2009

29/10/2009

7719

72

plan

2061

B. Brown

11/08/2009

World Heritage nomination—Antarctica—Government’s position

17/09/2009

28/10/2009

7532

37

2067

B. Brown

13/08/2009

World heritage forest areas—Environmental impact—Repco

17/09/2009

28/10/2009

7536

35

World Rally, New South Wales

2107

Cormann

17/08/2009

Administration—‘Caring for our Country’ program—Budget and

18/09/2009

28/10/2009

7548

32

expenditure

2109

B. Brown

19/08/2009

Victorian Desalination Project—Approval—Release of documents

02/10/2009

28/10/2009

7551

44

2111

Hanson-Young

26/08/2009

Administration—Film on slavery in Algeria, Stolen

18/09/2009

28/10/2009

7552

23

2118

Boswell

08/09/2009

Proposed East Marine Bioregional Plan—Management of the plan

15/10/2009

28/10/2009

7558

37

2119

Boswell

08/09/2009

Proposed East Marine Bioregional Plan—Stakeholder Advisory

12/10/2009

28/10/2009

7560

34

Group meeting

2120

Boswell

08/09/2009

Proposed Coral Sea Heritage Park—Management of the plan

21/10/2009

29/10/2009

7726

43

2121

Boswell

08/09/2009

Proposed East Marine Bioregional Plan—Economic and social

12/10/2009

29/10/2009

7727

34

impact

2122

Boswell

08/09/2009

Proposed East Marine Bioregional Plan and Coral Sea Heritage

12/10/2009

29/10/2009

7728

34

Park—Meetings

2144

Ronaldson

10/09/2009

Administration—Ministerial letterhead and postage—Costs to

11/12/2009

02/02/2010

174

92

the department

2181

Ronaldson

14/09/2009

Administration—2008-09 financial year—Resources provided

02/03/2010

09/03/2010

1432

169

by the home department

2232

Abetz

16/09/2009

Administration—Ministers/Parliamentary Secretaries—Websites

18/12/2009

02/02/2010

200

93

2361

B. Brown

25/09/2009

Koala habitat—Cathedral Drive section of the New England

28/10/2009

18/11/2009

8314

33

Highway, Queensland—Land clearing

2369

B. Brown

06/10/2009

Queensland lungfish—Recovery plan

16/11/2009

18/11/2009

8315

41

2375

B. Brown

21/10/2009

Proposed high voltage power line—Dumaresq to Lismore

14/12/2009

03/02/2010

370

54

2384

Ludlam

27/10/2009

Cannes Film Festival, 2009—Attendance by Screen Australia—

18/11/2009

19/11/2009

8506

22

Cost

2386

Ludlam

28/10/2009

Fiona Stanley hospital site, Murdoch, Western Australia—

18/11/2009

19/11/2009

8507

21

Variation to original approval

2420

Siewert

19/11/2009

Browse Basin oil and gas industry—Plan for a major port at

12/01/2010

04/02/2010

608

54

Derby by the Western Australian Government

2424

B. Brown

19/11/2009

Jobs Fund Scheme—Notification of announcements to an

11/01/2010

04/02/2010

611

53

Australian Greens senator

2443

Ronaldson

23/11/2009

Administration—Program overspends and underspends—Top 5

29/01/2010

04/02/2010

617

67

2484

Birmingham

25/11/2009

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku—

29/01/2010

22/02/2010

793

65

Options for new viewing area

2591

Siewert

02/02/2010

Browse Basin oil and gas exploration—Involvement of PTTEP

02/03/2010

09/03/2010

1453

28

Australasia Limited

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