Attorney-General's Portfolio

Supplementary Budget Estimates 2009-2010 (October 2009)

Attorney-General's Portfolio

Letters of correction

Tabled documents, 19 October 2009

Item no Dept/agency Topic View

1

Family Court of Australia

Delay in implementation of bill to restructure the federal courts

(PDF 198KB)

2

Family Court of Australia

Protocol for the division of work between the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court

(PDF 226KB)

3

Family Court of Australia

Statement by Mr Richard Foster, CEO, regarding jurisdiction of the Family Court and Federal Magistrates Court

(PDF 246KB)

4

Family Court of Australia

Final Orders Applications filed in Family Law from 1 July 1999

(PDF 152KB)

5

Attorney-General's Department

Review of Remuneration Relativities Among Australia's Federal Courts – Report – October 2009

(PDF 4382KB)

6

Attorney-General's Department

Legal services expenditure

(PDF 1325KB)

7

Attorney-General's Department

Terms of Reference – Review of legislation, practice and procedures relating to family violence in the family courts

(PDF 210KB)

8

Attorney-General's Department

Access to justice task force consultation list

(PDF 190KB)

9

Attorney-General's Department

Native Title Ministers' Meeting, 28 August 2009 – Communique

(PDF 520KB)

10

Attorney-General's Department

Terms of Reference – Family Violence Inquiry

(PDF 322KB)

11

Attorney-General's Department

Family Courts Violence Review – organisations consulted

(PDF 321KB)

Questions on notice

Questions on notice index (PDF 75KB)

Answers to questions on notice were due 11 December 2009.

Q. No.

Hansard Ref/
Written

Senator

Agency/Sub Program

Question

View

1

6-7

Barnett

SP&CG
(PI&TD)

Staffing - new positions, temporary positions

(PDF 3KB)

2

6

Barnett

SP&CG
(PI&TD)

Staffing - contract employees, impact of efficiency dividend, staff reductions

(PDF 8KB)

3

7

Barnett

SP&CG
(PI&TD)

Current staff numbers compared to 12 months ago

(PDF 2KB)

4

7

Barnett

SP&CG
(PI&TD)

Programs terminated

(PDF 3KB)

5

8-9

Barnett

1.2.4

Funding of the China and Japan free trade agreements

(PDF 3KB)

6

11

Barnett

AHRC

Charter of human rights.

(PDF 2KB)

7

13

Barnett

AHRC

Anti-terrorism laws

(PDF 43KB)

8

19

Barnett

AHRC

Cost for officers attending the Durban Review Conference

(PDF 2KB)

9

20-21

Barnett

AHRC

AMF contracts with Monash University and RMIT University

(PDF 5KB)

10

22

Barnett

AHRC

Participation in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

(PDF 4KB)

11

26-27

Barnett

ALRC

Government’s response to the recommendations arising from the Commission's Privacy Report

(PDF 16KB)

12

29-30

Fisher

AUSTRAC

Industry awareness sessions

(PDF 3KB)

13

30-31

Fisher

AUSTRAC

Supervision strategy of 2009-10

(PDF 4KB)

14

30-31

Fisher

AUSTRAC

Reporting entities of the gambling and bullion sector and the money services business

(PDF 3KB)

15

35-36

Brandis

1.1.1

Proposal to abolish the Federal Magistrates Court, in light of the decision in Lane v Morrison

(PDF 4KB)

16

36-37

Brandis

Family Court

Federal Magistrates Court - costed particulars in relation to the payment of staff, payment of Federal Magistrates, operating costs in relation to family reports and registrar services

(PDF 9KB)

17

40-41

Brandis

FMC

Morale issues of a number of Federal Magistrates

(PDF 3KB)

18

44-45

Brandis

Family Court

Family Court and Federal Magistrates Court judges consulted prior to the protocol being agreed to

(PDF 7KB)

19

45-46

Brandis

Family Court

How can the protocol agreed between the Chief Justice of the Family Court and Chief Federal Magistrate not fetter individual judicial discretion in contested transfer matters?

(PDF 3KB)

20

48

Barnett

Family Court

Report on the review of family consultants and registrars in the Family Courts

(PDF 3KB)
Attachment
(PDF 2043KB)

21

48

Barnett

Family Court

Judicial complaints

(PDF 3KB)

22

49

Barnett

Family Court

Particulars for judicial and non-judicial complaints made in 2008 and 2009

(PDF 4KB)

23

49

Barnett

Family Court

Current longest waiting period for a case to be heard in the Court

(PDF 3KB)

24

50

Barnett

Family Court

Average waiting time from the conclusion of a trial to the handing down of a judgement

(PDF 3KB)

25

51

Barnett

FMC

Particulars for judicial and non-judicial complaints made in 2008 and 2009

(PDF 5KB)

26

51

Barnett

FMC

Current longest waiting period for a case to be heard

(PDF 3KB)

27

51

Barnett

FMC

Average waiting time from the conclusion of a trial to the handing down of a judgement

(PDF 5KB)

28

52

Abetz

Federal Court

Extent the Hobart registry and Mr Soden had in providing input in to drafting the letter from the Chief Justice to the President of the Senate, dated 19 August 2009

(PDF 3KB)

29

55-56

Abetz

1.1.1

Dialogue between the Attorney-General and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal concerning the funding of the work undertaken by Mr Parrott

(PDF 3KB)

30

58

Barnett

Federal Court

Consultation with the Law Society and legal fraternity concerning the possibility of the absence of a full time registrar positioned in Hobart

(PDF 8KB)

31

58

Barnett

Federal Court

Capital upgrade of the Federal Court in Hobart

(PDF 3KB)

32

59

Abetz

Federal Court

Staff budget for 2007-08 and 2008-09

(PDF 5KB)

33

59

Brandis

Federal Court

Number of current Federal Court judges on leave or on secondment to another court

(PDF 3KB)

34

60-61

Brandis

Federal Court

Judicial workload in the offices of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth

(PDF 94KB)

35

61-62

Brandis

1.1.1

Number of Federal Court judges at the Brisbane registry

(PDF 4KB)

36

63

Barnett

1.1.1

Number of candidates provided to the Attorney-General in relation to current five vacancies of five Federal Court judges

(PDF 2KB)

37

63-64

Barnett

1.1.1

Recent High Court judge vacancy

(PDF 6KB)

38

64

Barnett

Federal Court

STRATSEC report

(PDF 5KB)
Attachment
(PDF 1046KB)

39

66

Barnett

1.1.2

Report tabled at the Native Title Ministers meeting in August 2009

(PDF 19KB)

40

71

Barnett

1.2.2

Responses to correspondence to law enforcement agencies from the former Minister for Home Affairs concerning the enforcement of classification laws

(PDF 4KB)

41

71

Barnett

1.2.2

Meetings of the Commonwealth State and Territory Compliance and Enforcement Working Party

(PDF 5KB)

42

74

Barnett

SP&CG
(PCD)

Annual reports

(PDF 14KB)

43

77

Barnett

1.1.2

National Human Rights Consultation - Breakdown of $2.97 million spent

(PDF 4KB)

44

77

Barnett

1.1.2

National Human Rights Consultation - Submissions

(PDF 3KB)

45

77

Barnett

1.1.2

National Human Rights Consultation - Discussions between the Consultation Committee and/or the Department on the report and recommendations

(PDF 4KB)

46

81

Brandis

1.1.2

National Human Rights Consultation - Charter of rights recommendation

(PDF 3KB)

47

82

Brandis

1.1.2

National Human Rights Consultation - Father Brennan’s emolument

(PDF 3KB)

48

82

Barnett

2.1.1

New privacy principles

(PDF 4KB)

49

86

Abetz

1.2.4

Comment on Mr Bret Walker SC’s opinion that the sovereignty of Australia over the islands was basic, fundamental and critical for Australia’s ECS case at the CLCS concerning the Lorde Howe Rise region and that the CLCS recommendations do not establish that sovereignty

(PDF 4KB)

50

89, 98

Barnett

1.1.1

Family Court’s Violence Review conducted by Mr Richard Chisholm

(PDF 4KB)

51

94-95

Barnett

1.1.2

Legal aid provided to the five Sydney terrorists arrested in November 2005 and subsequently found guilty of terrorism offences

(PDF 3KB)
Revised answers
(PDF 340KB)

52

95

Barnett

1.1.2

Fees payable to lawyers before a court in proceedings such as the case of the five Sydney terrorists who were arrested in November 2005 and subsequently found guilty of terrorism offences

(PDF 4KB)

53

95

Barnett

1.1.2

Is the case of the five Sydney terrorists who were arrested in November 2005 and have since been found guilty of terrorism offences, the longest running and most expensive trial in Australian history?

(PDF 3KB)

54

97-98

Barnett

1.1.1

Family Court’s Violence Review conducted by Mr Richard Chisholm

(PDF 19KB)

55

102, 103

Barnett

2.1.1

Report provided to the Prime Minister following the cyber attack on the Prime Minister’s website

(PDF 4KB)

56

103

Barnett

2.1.1

Other Australian Government websites affected by cyber attacks

(PDF 3KB)

57

109

Xenophon

ACC

Criminality Assessment reports

(PDF 3KB)

58

113

Ludlam

ACC

Commission’s report on serious and organised crime and pandemics.

(PDF 3KB)

59

114

Barnett

Customs

Protocol followed during incidents such as that that occurred on Sunday 18 October 2009, where two boats carrying asylum seekers in Malaysian and Indonesian waters conveyed a distress signal to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

(PDF 5KB)

60

114

Barnett

Customs

Protocols Customs follows when there is an instance of a boarding

(PDF 6KB)

61

117

Xenophon

Customs

Customs’ investigation process for breaches of section 70 of the Crimes Act 1914

(PDF 4KB)

62

120

Fierravanti-Wells

Customs

Current campaign on people smuggling in Sri Lanka

(PDF 4KB)

63

130-131

Xenophon

AFP

Recommendations from the Wheeler Report

(PDF 4KB)

64

131

Xenophon

AFP

Allan Kessing investigation

(PDF 6KB)

Attachment A (PDF 192KB)
Flag 5 (PDF 99KB)
Flag 6 (PDF 381KB)
Flag 7 (PDF 26KB)
Flag 8 (PDF 495KB)
Flag 9
(PDF 96KB)
Flag 10
(PDF 61KB)

65

131-132

Fierravanti-Wells

AFP

AFP assistance to Sri Lanka

(PDF 7KB)

66

Written

Siewert

1.1.1

How are the principles of the new national child protection framework being implemented in family law reforms?

(PDF 8KB)

67

Written

Barnett

1.1.2

Budget increase to build a more effective native title system

(PDF 16KB)

68

Written

Abetz

1.2.4

Australia’s claim to an extended EEZ

(PDF 4KB)

69

Written

Abetz

1.2.4

Whether the status of Elizabeth and Middleton Islands were ‘important for locating the boundary between the EEZ and the ECS’

(PDF 3KB)

70

Written

Abetz

1.2.4

Explain the reference: ‘It is states that assert sovereignty and not organisations such as Ure-Chan?’

(PDF 6KB)

71

Written

Barnett

2.1.4

Plans to change anti-terrorism laws to give police powers to enter premises without warrants

(PDF 6KB)

72

Written

Barnett

2.2.1

Final report on the Review of Customary Law

(PDF 3KB)

73

Heffernan

3.1

Former Quarantine Station on West Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Crown Land Management Plan

(PDF 12KB)

74

Written

Xenophon

ACC

Uploads to the ACC's Criminal Intelligence Database in 2008/09, related to aviation security

(PDF 3KB)

75

Written

Barnett

Customs

Recent spike in asylum seekers entering or attempting to enter Australian waters

(PDF 8KB)

76

Written

Barnett

Customs

Report in The Australian IT 04/08/09 that counterfeit iPhones were entering the Australian market from China. Sellers of the phones had reported they were purchased from employees of the Australian Customs and Boarder Protection Service.

(PDF 4KB)

77

Written

Xenophon

Customs

Allan Kessing case

(PDF 3KB)

78

Written

Xenophon

Customs

Allan Kessing case

(PDF 4KB)

79

Written

Fierravanti-Wells

Customs

SIEV 36 investigation

(PDF 4KB)

80

Written

Barnett/ Heffernan

AFP

Air Security Officer Program

(PDF 4KB)

81

Written

Barnett

AFP

Recent spike in asylum seekers entering or attempting to enter Australian waters

(PDF 10KB)

82

Written

Barnett

AFP

Recruitment

(PDF 3KB)

83

Written

Barnett

AFP

AFP investigation into the 1975 killings of five Australian journalists in Balibo

(PDF 5KB)

84

Written

Barnett

AFP

Proposal for the Australian Government to fund detention centres and training in Indonesia, as well as intelligence sharing between Australia and Indonesia

(PDF 13KB)

85

Written

Barnett

AFP

Search and rescue of Victorian Water Minister Tim Holding from Mt Feathertop

(PDF 6KB)

86

Written

Xenophon

AFP

Allan Kessing case

(PDF 3KB)

87

Written

Xenophon

AFP

Allan Kessing case

(PDF 4KB)

88

Written

Fierravanti-Wells

Customs

Public relations campaign designed to deter asylum seekers currently being used in Sri Lanka - extension to other countries

(PDF 3KB)

89

Written

Ludlam

AFP

Involvement in Colombia

(PDF 4KB)

90

Written

Ludlam

AFP

Serious and organised crime

(PDF 9KB)

91

Written

Ludlam

AFP

Cyber crime

(PDF 17KB)

92

Written

Fisher

ALRC

Consultants to assist

(PDF 13KB)

93

Written

Fisher

ALRC

Officers undertaking overseas travel in the last year

(PDF 25KB)

94

Written

Barnett

ASIO

Details of the Director General of Security on the electoral roll

(PDF 3KB)

95

Written

Barnett

ASIO

ASIO's new headquarters

(PDF 9KB)

96

Written

Ludlam

ASIO

ASIO’s new headquarters

(PDF 10KB)

97

Written

Ludlam

ASIO

Recruitment

(PDF 4KB)

98

Written

Ludlam

ASIO

Budget allocated to the history of the organisation commissioned by ASIO being written by ANU Professor David Horner

(PDF 3KB)

99

Written

Fisher

AUSTRAC

Consultants

(PDF 9KB)

100

Written

Fisher

AUSTRAC

Overseas travel by officers of AusTrac

(PDF 42KB)

101

Written

Fisher

CDPP

Annual report

(PDF 3KB)

102

Written

Fisher

CDPP

Celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the Office

(PDF 6KB)

103

Written

Fisher

CDPP

Cases the Office is currently pursuing

(PDF 4KB)

104

Written

Fisher

CDPP

Staffing

(PDF 4KB)

105

Written

Fisher

CDPP

Pending refurbishment of the Adelaide office

(PDF 3KB)

106

Written

Fisher

CDPP

Number of car parks provided under car parking contracts in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

(PDF 3KB)

107

Written

Fisher

CDPP

Engagement of consultants

(PDF 4KB)

108

Written

Fisher

CDPP

Overseas travel undertaken by officers of the CDPP

(PDF 21KB)

109

Written

Fisher

CrimTrac

Annual report

(PDF 4KB)

110

Written

Fisher

CrimTrac

Overseas travel undertaken by officers of CrimTrac

(PDF 34KB)

111

Written

Fisher

Crimtrac

Staffing

(PDF 5KB)

112

Written

Fisher

CrimTrac

National Criminal Investigation DNA Database

(PDF 5KB)

113

Written

Fisher

CrimTrac

Status of the tender released earlier this year to establish new data centres to support CrimTrac’s IT infrastructure

(PDF 5KB)

114

Written

Fisher

CrimTrac

Status of the funding review referenced in OnTrac volume 2, issue 1

(PDF 3KB)

115

Written

Fisher

CrimTrac

Consultants

(PDF 31KB)

116

Written

Barnett

High Court

High Court being open to the public and performing a duty of providing public education and appreciation of the rule of law in Australia

(PDF 3KB)

117

Written

Barnett

High Court

Status report on the building maintenance issue and details of costs to repair recent rain damage, maintenance and construction work in the forecourt

(PDF 4KB)

118

Written

Barnett

ITSA/CLD

Latest figures for company insolvency, individual bankruptcy, and debt management

(PDF 9KB)

119

Written

Barnett

CLD

Has ITSA prepared a report on the recently announced reforms?  Likely impact on bankruptcy, insolvency and debt management numbers on the future details

(PDF 5KB)

120

Written

Fierravanti-Wells

AFP

Number of boats and people have been intercepted on their way to Australia by Indonesian officials

(PDF 3KB)

121

Written

Fierravanti-Wells

Customs

Procedures and protocols to be followed by Australian authorities and relevant agencies in the event of a location of an unauthorised vessel either in international waters or in Australian waters

(PDF 9KB)

122

Written

Fierravanti-Wells

AFP

People smugglers arrested

(PDF 3KB)

For further information, contact:

Estimates Officer
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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