Attorney-General's Portfolio

Supplementary Budget Estimates 2010-2011 (October 2010)

Attorney-General's Portfolio

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Attorney-General's Department

Review of Program Administration Final Report

(PDF 10711KB)

2

Attorney-General's Department

Cost Benefit Analysis of Proposed Reforms to National Legal Profession Regulation

(PDF 11278KB)

3

Senator Brandis

Resource Super Profits Tax and Constitutional Issues – FOI document from Treasury

(PDF 3332KB)

4

Federal Court of Australia

Native Title List of Mediators

(PDF 570KB)

5

Senator Barnett

Letter from Prime Minister of New Zealand to Bruce Quedley, Regional Director of Open Doors (New Zealand), dated 2 August 2010

(PDF 239KB)

Clarification of evidence

Letter from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, dated 21 October 2010 (PDF 157KB)

Letter from the Attorney-General's Department clarifying evidence from the Australian Humans Rights Commission, dated 9 December 2010 (PDF 715KB)

Questions on notice (answers were due 3 December 2010)

Questions on notice index (PDF 390KB)

Q. No.

Agency/
Division

Asked at hearing (Hansard Proof Pg No.)

Senator

Question

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1

Classification Branch

10

Barnett

Periodicals with a serial declaration that have been audited

Items subject to a call-in notice

(PDF 9KB)

2

Classification Branch

10-12

Barnett

Unclassified pornographic magazines, movies and books called-in by the Classification Board since 2008

(PDF 8KB)

3

Classification Branch

12

Barnett

Numbers for a ‘no response’ from distributors to call-in notices

(PDF 4KB)

4

Classification Branch

13

Barnett

Seizure of a 40-foot container of adult magazines

(PDF 3KB)

5

Classification Branch

14

 

Barnett

Law enforcement officers receiving additional and specialised training, regarding classification enforcement

(PDF 5KB)

6

Classification Branch

15

Barnett

Vacancies on the Classification Board

(PDF 3KB)

7

Classification Branch

15

Humphries

Films classified in the X category

(PDF 5KB)

8

Classification Branch

16-17

Ludlam

Free eligible document submissions made by states and territories

(PDF 7KB)

9

Classification Branch

18

Ludlam

Do Tasmania and Queensland have their own internal way of doing things when they do not agree to the classification of material or do they still have to come through you?

(PDF 3KB)

10

Classification Branch

26-27

Written

McGauran

Boswell

Classification of music videos

(PDF 17KB)

11

PCD

32

Barnett

Appointment of further commissioners to the Australian Law Reform Commission

(PDF 12KB)

12

AHRC

33-34

Barnett

Report titled Project consultation for intersections between the law, religion and human rights project

(PDF 8KB)

13

AHRC

34

 

Barnett

Supplementary reports regarding the Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st century project

(PDF 6KB)

14

AHRC

36

Barnett

$6.6 million funding increase

(PDF 15KB)

15

AHRC

37

Ryan

Funds for the consultation on protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sex and/or gender identity

(PDF 5KB)

16

AHRC

37

Ryan

Barnett

Commission-approved guidelines on accepting or not accepting funds from outside government

(PDF 4KB)
Attachment (PDF 54KB)

17

AHRC

38-39

Barnett

Third parties for which you are undertaking a fee-for-service arrangement and/or other activity

(PDF 15KB)

18

AUSTRAC

49

Ryan

Consultation with industry on the proposed fees for reporting entities prior to the election

(PDF 7KB)

19

AUSTRAC

50-51

Parry

Program of $24 million to develop intelligence systems

(PDF 7KB)

20

AUSTRAC

51

Parry

Breakdown of 17 AML/CTF applications outlined in your annual report which were not granted, not valid or withdrawn

(PDF 3KB)

21

AUSTRAC

52

Parry

Realignment of duties with the AFP, ACC, NSW Police Force, NSW Crime Commission and Centrelink regarding dissemination of suspect transaction reports and suspicious matter reports

(PDF 3KB)

22

AIC/CRC

54

Ludlam

Currently funded inquiries that the AIC and CRC are undertaking

(PDF 2KB)
Attachment (PDF 59KB)

23

NNTT

66

Humphries

Client satisfaction survey

(PDF 4KB)
Attachment (PDF 38KB)

24

NNTT

67

Humphries

Native title claims in WA which appear to stop neatly on the border with SA and NT

(PDF 5KB)
Attachment (PDF 3081KB)

25

NNTT

67

Barnett

Consultancy report by Fellows Medlock and Associates on the review of the organisational structure

(PDF 3KB)
Attachment (PDF 1033KB)

26

NNTT

69

Barnett

National report which refers to the time which it takes to dispose of native title claims

(PDF 3KB)
Attachment (PDF 236KB)

27

ACBPS

70

Cash

Process undertaken in transferring people off the plane on arrival at Port Hedland and transporting them to Derby airport

(PDF 5KB)

28

ACBPS

71

Barnett

Date second container of objectionable material seized in Melbourne

(PDF 3KB)

29

ACBPS

74

Barnett

Boats in distress

(PDF 4KB)

30

ACBPS

75

Barnett

Instances where the boarding cards issued to SIEV are not understood

(PDF 3KB)

31

ACBPS

77

Barnett

Protection measures undertaken for and on behalf of your personnel to protect them from infectious diseases

(PDF 8KB)

32

ACBPS

78-79

Barnett

Customs employed on Christmas Island

(PDF 4KB)

33

ACBPS

79

Barnett

Customs staff currently posted overseas

(PDF 7KB)

34

ACBPS

80

Brandis

Estimates of the costs of the maintenance of bay class vessels for the balance of their service lives

(PDF 5KB)

35

ACBPS

81

Brandis

Estimate of cost of the replacement of the vessels with the eight Cape class vessels

Interim (PDF 3KB)

Final (PDF 101KB)

36

ACBPS

82

Brandis

Tobacco seizures

(PDF 4KB)

37

ACBPS

82

Brandis

Resources dedicated to enforcement measures against tobacco smuggling

(PDF 3KB

38

ACBPS

83

Barnett

Map which details areas that are low risk for maritime people smuggling and areas that the Government is no longer providing surveillance

(PDF 304KB)

39

ACBPS

83-4

Barnett

Aerial surveillance of the northern waters

(PDF 3KB)

40

ACBPS

86

Barnett

Air and sea cargo TEU

(PDF 5KB)

41

ACBPS

86

Barnett

Amount in weight of illicit drugs detected on air passengers, in cargo and mail

(PDF 18KB)

42

ACBPS

86

Barnett

Actual number of vessels greeted against the total number of arrivals

(PDF 3KB)

43

AFP

90

Ludlam

Specialised expertise in investigation of war crimes

(PDF 4KB)

44

AFP

94

Humphries

Sworn AFP officers deployed in core investigative capability in tackling domestic and transnational crime and combating activities of organised crime syndicates

(PDF 4KB)

45

AFP

94

Humphries

Whether 15 people who resigned were offered voluntary redundancies before they made their decision to resign

Interim response (PDF 3KB)

Final response
(PDF 2KB)

46

AFP

105

Barnett

Beaton Research and Consulting report review of the AFP legal area

Inspired Solutions report ‘Business analysis services for high-tech crime operations’

University of Queensland return on investment study for fraud investigations report

(PDF 4KB)
Attachment (PDF 278KB)

47

AGS

110, 112

Brandis

Advice regarding the resource super profit tax

(PDF 4KB)
Attachment (PDF 172KB)

48

AGS

112

Brandis

Copy of earlier advice referenced at paragraph 50 of the advice on RSPT, dated 9 December 2009, reference 090833409

(PDF 3KB)
Attachment (PDF 48KB)

49

AGS

112

Brandis

Solicitor-General’s advice on RSPT, referenced at paragraph 55

(PDF 3KB)

50

Family Court

115

Brandis

Minutes of the four meetings of the Family Law Advisory Group immediately prior to 20 August 2010

(PDF 52KB)

Attachment A (PDF 222KB)
Attachment B (PDF 201KB)
Attachment C (PDF 246KB)
Attachment D (PDF 223KB)

51

FMC/FCoA

116

Brandis

Meeting after the federal election between the three heads of jurisdiction: the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, the Chief Justice of the Family Court and the Chief Federal Magistrate

(PDF 3KB)

52

EMA

122-3

Humphries

The ‘single comprehensive and coordinated plan’ referred to in A Secure and Fair Australia regarding alignment of emergency management arrangements

(PDF 3KB)
Attachment (PDF 75KB)

53

SID

126

Fifield

Final report and government’s response to the review of the effectiveness and efficiency of the transport standards – provided to the Office of Best Practice Regulation

(PDF 11KB)

54

AJD

127-8

Trood

Intercountry adoption MOU with Ethiopia

(PDF 12KB)

55

AJD

130

Trood

Inquiries in Ethiopia through the DFAT consular official acting on your behalf

(PDF 12KB)

56

AJD

130

Trood

Sister Zenebech Ophanage in Ethiopia

(PDF 12KB)

57

ICCD

134

Ludlam

Extradition requests

(PDF 6KB)

58

CrJD

135

Ludlam

2007 election commitment to close the immunity gap for suspected war criminals

(PDF 4KB)

59

SID

135

Barnett

David Jones sexual harassment case

(PDF 36KB)

60

AJD

136-7

Barnett

Agenda items for each of the meetings the ARC has held this year

(PDF 42KB)

Updated response(PDF 385KB)

61

CLD

138

Barnett

Legal costs across portfolios

(PDF 99KB)

62

AFP

Written

Trood

Detachment 88—Indonesian elite counter-terrorism unit

(PDF 14KB)

63

AFP

Written

Trood

AFP guidelines

(PDF 7KB)

64

NSLPD

Written

Trood

Home Grown Terrorism Measures

(PDF 204KB)

65

ASIO

Written

Trood

Security assessments conducted by ASIO

(PDF 8KB)

66

AFP

Written

Abetz

Questions PM 33a-c from budget estimates 2010-11

(PDF 3KB)
Attachment (PDF 4KB)

67

Federal Court

Written

Abetz

Hobart Federal Court Registry

(PDF 10KB)

68

AHRC

Written

Fifield

Telephone Voting System implemented by the AEC

(PDF 6KB)

69

OIL

Written

Abetz

Independent third party legal opinion on Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs (Islands)

(PDF 4KB)

70

PCD

Written

Barnett

Outstanding questions on notice from Budget Estimates 2010

(PDF 3KB)

71

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Media monitoring services

(PDF 6KB)

72

PITD

Written

Barnett

Policies or protocols on staff use of YouTube, online social media and access to online discussion forums and blogs

(PDF 7KB)

73

PCD

Written

Barnett

Return of documents by the government or Minister or his office to the Department once the caretaker conventions began

(PDF 4KB)

74

FPD

Written

Barnett

Government’s election promises in the Attorney-General’s portfolio costed before the election was called by the Department or Treasury or Finance

(PDF 12KB)

75

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Provision of information on any of the government’s election promises in AGs portfolio to the Government before the election was called and work done on formulating any of the Government’s election commitments

(PDF 4KB)

76

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Status of each election commitment from the 2007 election

(PDF 24KB

77

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Status of each election commitment from the 2010 election

(PDF 45KB)

78

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Work the portfolio engaged in during the campaign

(PDF 3KB)

79

PCD

Written

Barnett

Release of Incoming Government Brief (‘Red Book’) and Incoming Government Brief (‘Blue Book’)

(PDF 3KB)

80

PORTFOLIO

FPD

Written

Barnett

Implementation of the Government’s savings election commitment of maintaining the annual efficiency dividend on departmental expenses at 1.25 per cent

(PDF 4KB)

81

PORTFOLIO
PITD

Written

Barnett

Staffing expenditure

(PDF 160KB)

82

PCD

Written

Barnett

Electoral level reports

(PDF 13KB)

83

PORTFOLIO
FPD

Written

Barnett

Consultancy services

(PDF 5KB)
Attachment (PDF 326KB)

84

PORTFOLIO
FPD

Written

Barnett

Reporting requirements on the Government’s tenders and contracts website

(PDF 4KB)
Attachment (PDF 51KB)

85

 

 

 

Blank (merged into 83).

 

86

PORTFOLIO FPD

Written

Barnett

Employment of Hawker Britton, Shannon’s Way, John Utting and UMR Research Group, McCann-Erickson, Cutting Edge, Ikon Communications, CMAX Communications, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey and Company

(PDF 8KB)

87

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Advertising and marketing

(PDF 16KB)

88

FPD

Written

Barnett

Discretionary grants

(PDF 4KB)
Attachment (PDF 129KB)

89

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Reports commissioned by the Government in AGs Portfolio

(PDF 3KB)
Attachment (PDF 44KB)

90

PCD

Written

Barnett

Hospitality expenditure

(PDF 13KB)

91

PCD

Written

Barnett

Gender ratio on each board and across the portfolio

(PDF 48KB)

92

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

FOI requests

(PDF 4KB)

93

PCD

Written

Barnett

Travel and expenses for Community Cabinet meetings

(PDF 5KB)

94

PCD

Written

Barnett

Preparation of papers/submissions for Cabinet and Sub-Cabinet Committee meetings

(PDF 4KB)

95

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Reviews completed and ongoing in the portfolio

(PDF 9KB)

96

PORTFOLIO
FPD

Written

Barnett

Payment of accounts to contractors/consultants etc in accordance with Government policy in terms of time for payment (ie within 30 days)

(PDF 3KB)
Attachment (PDF 55KB)

97

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Ministers/Parliamentary Secretaries stationery requirements

(PDF 4KB)

98

PITD/PCD

Written

Barnett

Changes in the portfolio as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Orders published on 14 September 2010

(PDF 6KB)

99

PITD/PCD

Written

Barnett

Changes in the portfolio as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Orders published on 14 October 2010

(PDF 5KB)

100

PITD

Written

Barnett

Administrative Arrangements Orders occurred in the portfolio between November 2007 and July 2010

(PDF 14KB)

101

PORTFOLIO
PCD

Written

Barnett

Portfolio subscription to pay TV, newspapers and magazines

(PDF 4KB)

102

PORTFOLIO
FPD

Written

Barnett

Whole-of-government coordinated procurement arrangements for travel and related services

(PDF 9KB)

103

PORTFOLIO
FPD

Written

Barnett

Commonwealth Property Management Framework

(PDF 14KB)

104

PORTFOLIO
FPD

Written

Barnett

Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies

(PDF 20KB)

105

CrJD

Written

Colbeck

Requests/submissions from local governments in Tasmania for assistance under the Safer Suburbs

(PDF 6KB)

106

PCD

Written

Fielding

Post-election brief for a returned Labor Government (the so-called ‘Red Book’) and post-election brief for a newly elected Coalition Government (the ‘Blue Book’)

(PDF 6KB)

Attachment A
Sections 1 and 2 (PDF 8468KB)
Section 3
(PDF 6602KB)
Section 4
(PDF 4668KB)
Section 5
(PDF 3921KB)
Section 6
(PDF 11760KB)

Attachment B
Sections 1 and 2 (PDF 5007KB)
Section 3
(PDF 7168KB)
Section 4
(PDF 4944KB)
Section 5
(PDF 2894KB)
Section 6
(PDF 23998KB)

107

AFP

Written

Humphries

Article in Sunday Canberra Times on 17/10/2010 headed “Cop Out”

(PDF 4KB)

108

AFP

Written

Humphries

Staffing

(PDF 7KB)

109

AFP

Written

Humphries

People smuggling

(PDF 12KB)

110

AFP

Written

Humphries

Installation of a situation room at Parliament House

(PDF 3KB)

111

AFP

Written

Humphries

Staff employed in the Ministerial Support unit

(PDF 4KB)

112

AFP

Written

Humphries

Departmental credit cards

(PDF 7KB)

113

AFP

Written

Humphries

Illicit drug seizures

(PDF 6KB)

114

AFP

Written

Humphries

Staffing turnover
Reports in the Canberra Times (Nino, Bucci, ACT Policing looking for local solutions to officer turnover, 24.9.10)

(PDF 9KB)

115

AFP

Written

Humphries

Reports from the Australian Crime Commission about serious criminality on Australian wharves

(PDF 4KB)

116

AFP

Written

Humphries

AFP’s dogs

(PDF 8KB)

117

AFP

Written

Humphries

Annual report

(PDF 207KB)

118

EMA/AFP

Written

Humphries

Operational and organisational cost for the proposed visit by the President of the United States

AGD response 
(PDF 3KB)

AFP response
(PDF 3KB)

119

ACBPS

70

Cash

Ability to perform customs processing in Port Hedland but not Derby

(PDF 6KB)

120

ACBPS

77

Barnett

List of diseases that have been detected in asylum seekers arriving by boat

(PDF 3KB)

121

SID

Written

Cash

Proposed new measures in respect of Reducing Violence Against Women

(PDF 16KB)

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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