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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)

21

Minchin

12/02/2008

Administration—Media-related staff

11/04/2008

13/05/2008

1601

59

88

Minchin

12/02/2008

Climate change—United Nations Climate Change Conference

14/05/2008

15/05/2008

2096

92

in Bali, Indonesia—Australian Government delegation costs

109

Milne

12/02/2008

United Nations—Nuclear non-proliferation—Nuclear weapons

26/08/2008

27/08/2008

3969

196

conventions

125

Minchin

12/02/2008

Administration—Provision of information to estimates

26/08/2008

28/08/2008

4117

196

committees, including appointments to government agencies,

authorities and advisory boards

233

Cormann

12/02/2008

Administration—Funding cuts—Programs and services for

11/04/2008

13/05/2008

1649

59

Western Australia

303

Kemp

27/02/2008

United Nations—Expenditure and provision of grants and

13/06/2008

17/06/2008

2609

107

membership subscriptions by government departments and

Amended answer

agencies

20/06/2008

23/06/2008

3124

304

Kemp

27/02/2008

United Nations—Expenditure and provision of grants and

13/06/2008

18/06/2008

2788

107

membership subscriptions by government departments and

agencies

371

Allison

13/03/2008

Foreign aid—International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Safe

23/04/2008

14/05/2008

1936

41

Abortion Action Fund

383

Allison

19/03/2008

Sudan—Comprehensive Peace Agreement—Pledged support

23/04/2008

14/05/2008

1943

35

390

Stott Despoja

03/04/2008

Human rights—Open-ended Working Group on an Optional

09/05/2008

15/05/2008

2109

36

Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and

Cultural Rights

425

Allison

30/04/2008

AusAID funding—Millennium Development Goals—Family

12/06/2008

17/06/2008

2627

43

planning activities

429

Allison

30/04/2008

United Nations International Assessment of Agricultural

19/06/2008

23/06/2008

3130

50

Knowledge,Science and Technology for Development—

Final report—Findings and adoption

448

Minchin

30/05/2008

Departmental engagements—Mr Christian and Ms Tara

27/06/2008

26/08/2008

3784

28

Taubenschlag—Details

507

B. Brown

23/06/2008

Convention on Cluster Munitions—Obligations

24/07/2008

26/08/2008

3813

31

527

Milne

14/07/2008

Recycling—Printer cartridges—Policy and practice

26/08/2008

28/08/2008

4122

43

576

Minchin

25/08/2008

Heads of Mission in Australia—Frequency of visits with the

07/11/2008

10/11/2008

6476

74

Minister for Foreign Affairs

587

Minchin

25/08/2008

Carbon offsets—Departmental air travel—Guidelines

16/10/2008

16/10/2008

6302

52

623

Minchin

25/08/2008

Ministers/Parliamentary Secretaries office—Departmental staff—

30/04/2009

12/05/2009

2495

248

Secondment

659

Minchin

25/08/2008

Overseas travel—Beijing Olympic Games—Expenses

23/03/2009

12/05/2009

2496

210

695

Minchin

25/08/2008

Overseas travel—Ministers/Parliamentary Secretaries, family and

17/03/2009

17/03/2009

1833

204

departmental staff—Between July and August 2008

751

Ronaldson

25/09/2008

Overseas travel—Since 3 December 2007—Breakdown of costs

17/03/2009

17/03/2009

1838

173

753

B. Brown

30/09/2008

Gag Island, Indonesia—Mining proposals—Australian

24/10/2008

10/11/2008

6491

24

representations

786

B. Brown

12/11/2008

United Nations—Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of

09/12/2008

03/02/2009

172

27

Cambodia—Australia’s monetary contribution

787

B. Brown

12/11/2008

Clearance of unexploded ordnance—Funding allocation

02/12/2008

02/12/2008

7940

20

885

Ronaldson

24/11/2008

Administration—Program overspends and underspends—Top 5

16/03/2009

16/03/2009

1664

112

903

Ronaldson

24/11/2008

Administration—Media monitoring—Amount spent during the

16/03/2009

16/03/2009

1665

112

2008 calendar year

926

Ronaldson

24/11/2008

Administration—Tender contracts—Details

16/03/2009

16/03/2009

1666

112

949

Ronaldson

24/11/2008

Administration—Reviews, inquiries and committees—Staffing

14/04/2009

12/05/2009

2520

141

and costs

978

Ronaldson

25/11/2008

Commonwealth credit cards—Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries

16/03/2009

16/03/2009

1671

111

and ministerial, departmental and agency staff

1012

Ronaldson

25/11/2008

Overseas travel since 25 November 2007—Ministers,

25/05/2009

15/06/2009

3255

181

Parliamentary Secretaries and staff—Details

1060

Abetz

03/12/2008

Portfolio programs—Overspends and underspends—Details

16/03/2009

16/03/2009

1677

103

1096

Abetz

03/12/2008

Departments and agencies—Funding

02/02/2009

05/02/2009

535

61

1124

Ronaldson

03/12/2008

Ambassadorial posts—Nominations and appointments

05/02/2009

09/02/2009

573

64

1161

Cormann

03/12/2008

United Nations General Assembly—Draft resolutions—Australia’s

16/01/2009

03/02/2009

213

44

change in voting

1168

B. Brown

15/12/2008

Mr Nicolaides—Arrest in Thailand—Charge of lese-majeste

16/01/2009

03/02/2009

214

32

1169

B. Brown

16/12/2008

Zimbabwe and the Congo—United Nations intervention

16/01/2009

03/02/2009

215

31

1198

Cormann

18/12/2008

Western Australian Sandalwood industry—Exports to India—

02/02/2009

05/02/2009

542

46

Discussions with officials

1217

B. Brown

15/01/2009

Irrigation projects—Allocation of funding

16/02/2009

10/03/2009

1225

32

1272

B. Brown

04/02/2009

China—‘Strike hard’ crackdown in Tibet—Details and

06/03/2009

11/03/2009

1379

30

government action

1304

Ludlam

25/02/2009

Australian Secret Intelligence Service—Deputy

25/03/2009

14/05/2009

2953

28

Director-General—Public identification

1399

Ronaldson

12/03/2009

External speechwriting services—Details of tender—2008

14/04/2009

14/05/2009

2985

33

calendar year

1440

Johnston

18/03/2009

Australia’s aid program for Africa—Governor-General’s visit—

13/10/2009

26/10/2009

7172

209

Temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council

1441

Johnston

18/03/2009

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society—Australian Federal Police

14/04/2009

14/05/2009

2998

27

raid

1488

Ludlam

16/04/2009

Prosecution cases—Expenditure

25/05/2009

16/06/2009

3472

39

1517

Minchin

18/05/2009

Legislation—Statutory reviews—Timelines

16/07/2009

11/08/2009

4618

59

1618

Abetz

29/05/2009

Administration—Infrastructure and capital works projects

14/08/2009

20/08/2009

5653

77

1656

Minchin

03/06/2009

Government websites—Advertising on search engines

10/08/2009

17/08/2009

5155

68

1698

Minchin

10/06/2009

Legislation—Redundant and potentially redundant legislation—

29/07/2009

13/08/2009

4952

49

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

Deregulation

1735

Ronaldson

10/06/2009

Administration—Contracts awarded to the Boston Consulting

16/07/2009

13/08/2009

4957

36

Group and the Allen Consulting Group

1792

Abetz

16/06/2009

Administration—Hospitality—Spending since 24 November 2007

25/08/2009

07/09/2009

5849

70

1881

Barnett

02/07/2009

Consultancies—Details of completed and ongoing since

18/09/2009

27/10/2009

7330

78

November 2007—Planned or budgeted for 2009 and 2010

1918

Barnett

02/07/2009

Administration—Staff, hospitality, plants, water coolers,

13/10/2009

27/10/2009

7343

103

television subscriptions and government credit cards

1965

Abetz

21/07/2009

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

02/09/2009

09/09/2009

6198

43

year

2002

Abetz

21/07/2009

Administration—Media training undertaken since 24 November

04/09/2009

09/09/2009

6199

45

2007

2123

Abetz

08/09/2009

Administration—Special Envoy, Mr Richard Woolcott

04/11/2009

17/11/2009

8091

57

2124

Hanson-Young

08/09/2009

Eleventh Panchen Lama of Tibet, Gedun Choekyi Nyima—

06/10/2009

29/10/2009

7732

28

Welfare and location

2136

Ronaldson

10/09/2009

Administration—Ministerial letterhead and postage—Costs to

20/11/2009

23/11/2009

8657

71

the department

2173

Ronaldson

14/09/2009

Administration—2008-09 financial year—Resources provided

26/05/2010

15/06/2010

3375

254

by the home department

2224

Abetz

16/09/2009

Administration—Ministers/Parliamentary Secretaries—Websites

17/03/2010

18/03/2010

2338

182

2263

Johnston

17/09/2009

United Nations Security Council—Australia’s bid for a temporary

12/10/2009

17/11/2009

8121

25

seat—Support and costs

2264

Johnston

17/09/2009

Non-Aligned Movement Summit—Egypt, 15 July and

16/11/2009

18/11/2009

8299

60

16 July 2009

2265

Johnston

17/09/2009

Heads of Mission in Australia—Frequency of visits with the

12/10/2009

17/11/2009

8121

25

Minister for Foreign Affairs

2266

Johnston

17/09/2009

Asia-Europe Meeting—Objective for joining and costs

12/10/2009

17/11/2009

8122

25

2267

Johnston

17/09/2009

Israeli settlement construction activity—West Bank and

28/10/2009

17/11/2009

8123

41

East Jerusalem

2268

Johnston

17/09/2009

European Union-style community in the Asia Pacific—Support

13/10/2009

17/11/2009

8123

26

and costs

2269

Johnston

17/09/2009

Japan’s whaling program—Legal action—Advice received and

21/10/2009

17/11/2009

8124

34

action

2271

Johnston

17/09/2009

Foreign Investment Review Board—China Nonferrous Metal

21/10/2009

17/11/2009

8124

34

Mining (Group) Co. Ltd—Lynas Corporation Ltd

2273

Johnston

17/09/2009

Prime Minister and Cabinet—Function at the Hyatt Regency

21/10/2009

17/11/2009

8125

34

Perth—September 2009

2329

Barnett

17/09/2009

Legal advice—2008-09 financial year

07/12/2009

03/02/2010

358

81

2358

Johnston

17/09/2009

Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues—Cost

08/10/2009

18/11/2009

8312

21

2371

B. Brown

16/10/2009

Overseas aid—Sri Lanka—De-mining operations

09/11/2009

18/11/2009

8316

24

2372

B. Brown

21/10/2009

Mongolia—Mining and taxation of mining—Representations

07/12/2009

03/02/2010

368

47

2373

B. Brown

21/10/2009

Mongolia—Mining—Financial, diplomatic or other assistance

07/12/2009

03/02/2010

369

47

2374

B. Brown

21/10/2009

Ambassador Alan Oxley—Government appointments and use of

18/11/2009

19/11/2009

8506

28

the ambassador title

2412

Abetz

16/11/2009

Australian Pacific Community—Special Envoy, Mr Richard

22/12/2009

04/02/2010

594

36

Woolcott—Documents provided to the Prime Minister

2435

Ronaldson

23/11/2009

Administration—Program overspends and underspends—Top 5

19/02/2010

24/02/2010

1127

88

2474

Johnston

25/11/2009

Counter-terrorism initiatives in Indonesia—Budget allocation

15/03/2010

16/03/2010

2015

110

2475

Johnston

25/11/2009

Mr James Elder—Expulsion from Sri Lanka—Representations

11/01/2010

23/02/2010

787

47

with the Sri Lankan Government and High Commissioner

2476

Johnston

25/11/2009

Nuclear proliferation—Venezuelan Ambassador

11/01/2010

22/02/2010

788

47

2477

Johnston

25/11/2009

Afghanistan—Legitimacy of first election—Members of the

22/01/2010

22/02/2010

788

58

International Security Assistance Force

2480

Johnston

25/11/2009

Afghanistan laws denying women their basic rights—Government

15/03/2010

16/03/2010

2015

110

representations

2481

Johnston

25/11/2009

Pakistan—Battle against extremists—Meetings to discuss

15/01/2010

22/02/2010

789

51

Government support

2483

Johnston

25/11/2009

North Atlantic Treaty Organization and/or European Union—

11/01/2010

22/02/2010

793

47

Recommendations for the position of Ambassador

2493

Ludlam

11/12/2009

Australian financial sanctions list—Burmese company, Myanmar

04/05/2010

13/05/2010

3181

144

Oil and Gas Enterprise—Reason for exclusion from the list

2607

Cormann

08/02/2010

Hawker Britton—Meetings with representatives

11/05/2010

13/05/2010

3181

92

2642

B. Brown

25/02/2010

Administration—Australian Political Parties for Democracy

11/05/2010

13/05/2010

3182

75

Program—Application forms for funding and reports on

expenditure

2643

B. Brown

25/02/2010

Administration—Australian Political Parties for Democracy

11/05/2010

13/05/2010

3182

75

Program—Application forms for funding and reports on

expenditure

2655

Humphries

25/02/2010

Administration—Redundancies

05/05/2010

13/05/2010

3183

69

2705

Humphries

10/03/2010

Administration—Involuntary redundancies

05/05/2010

13/05/2010

3186

56

2757

Siewert

18/03/2010

Sanitation, water and hygiene initiatives—Funding allocation

23/04/2010

11/05/2010

2544

36

and Washington, DC meeting

2783

B. Brown

13/04/2010

Convention on Cluster Munitions—November 2010 meeting—

14/05/2010

15/06/2010

3409

31

Government participation and treaty ratification

2789

Milne

20/04/2010

Forest conversion—Kalimantan Forests and Climate

90

Partnership—Consultation, assessment and contingency planning

2790

Milne

20/04/2010

Forest conversion—Kalimantan Forests and Climate

90

Partnership—Consultation, assessment and contingency planning

2801

Cash

03/05/2010

Zimbabwe—Hardship and potential famine—Support from

04/06/2010

16/06/2010

3568

32

Australia

2829

B. Brown

26/05/2010

Australian Political Parties for Democracy Program—Application

54

forms for funding

2867

Humphries

17/06/2010

Administration—Departmental and agency accommodation—

32

Estimation of future requirements

2905

B. Brown

23/06/2010

Foreign Affairs—China—Detainment of Australian citizens

26

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