Industry portfolio

Supplementary Budget Estimates 2014-15 (October 2014)

Industry portfolio

Responses to questions taken on notice at the Supplementary Budget Estimates hearings were due by Friday 12 December 2014.

Index of questions on notice: (PDF 760KB)

Answers to Questions on Notice

Q No.

Senator

Division/
Agency

Broad topic

Date Answered

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SI-1

Ludlam

ANTSO

Repatriation of Spent Fuel from Europe

12/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-2

Ludlum

ANSTO

Inventory of current holdings

12/12/2014 (PDF 90KB)

SI-3

Carr

ANTSO

Government review in research programmes – ANSTO consultation

12/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-4

Carr

CSIRO

Future Research Vessel Project

16/12/2014 (PDF 131KB)

SI-5

Carr

CSIRO

RV Investigator

16/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-6

Carr

CSIRO

CSIRO Redundancies

15/12/2014 (PDF 46KB)

SI-7

Xenophon

CSIRO

CSIRO Administrative complaints

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-8

Canavan

CSIRO

Beef Logistics Tools

15/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-9

Canavan

CSIRO

Biofuel production in the Fitzroy Basin

15/12/2014 (PDF 84KB)

SI-10

Wright

CSIRO

Testing of products in accordance with Australian Standards

15/12/2014 (PDF 8KB)

SI-11

Wright

CSIRO

Misconduct Proceedings

15/12/2014 (PDF 8KB)

SI-12

Wright

CSIRO

CSIRO - gender equity policy

15/12/2014 (PDF 106KB)
Attachment A (PDF 188KB)
Attachment B (PDF 1188KB)
Attachment C (PDF 67KB)
Attachment D (PDF 90KB)

SI-13

Wright

CSIRO

CSIRO – representation of women

12/12/2014 (PDF 170KB)

SI-14

Waters

CSIRO

Fugitive emission study – Phase 2

15/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-15

Waters

CSIRO

Unconventional gas extraction

16/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-16

Waters

AIMS

AIMS – external funding

12/12/2014 (PDF 255KB)

SI-17

Waters

AIMS

Research on the introduction of species into the Great Barrier Reef

12/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-18

Waters

AIMS

Great Barrier Reef Foundation

12/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-19

Carr

CSIRO

Australian Animal Health Laboratory

15/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-20

Carr

CSIRO

Funding for Ebola Research

16/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-21

Carr

CSIRO

Biosecurity and Safety training

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-22

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

IDC Membership

12/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-23

Carr

Office of the Chief Scientist

Commonwealth Science Council

19/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-24

Carr

CSIRO

CEO Recruitment

19/12/2014 (PDF 18KB)

SI-25

Whish-Wilson

CSIRO

Cost RV Investigator

16/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-26

Whish-Wilson

CSIRO

Report on ocean acidification

15/12/2014 (PDF 21KB)

SI-27

Whish-Wilson

CSIRO

Report – Understanding the effects of marine debris on wildlife

15/12/2014 (PDF 18KB)

SI-28

Rhiannon

ASQA

Unscrupulous Registered Training Organisations

12/12/2014 (PDF 17KB)

SI-29

Carr

ASQA

Registered Training Organisations

16/12/2014 (PDF 29KB)

SI-30

Carr

ASQA

Non-Compliance RTOs

12/12/2014 (PDF 30KB)

SI-31

Carr

ASQA

Misuse of the VET HELP system

19/12/2014 (PDF 34KB)

SI-32

Carr

ASQA

Community Training College

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-33

Carr

ASQA

Sand Goanna distance training college

12/12/2014 (PDF 21KB)

SI-34

Carr

ASQA

RTO – Registration cancellation

12/12/2014 (PDF 23KB)

SI-35

Ketter

ASQA

Inquiry into the Community Training College

12/12/2014 (PDF 206KB)

SI-36

Carr

ASQA

VET FEE HELP debt

12/12/2014 (PDF 23KB)

SI-37

Carr

Corporate

Melbourne office fitout

12/12/2014 (PDF 16KB)

SI-38

Carr

AusIndustry Entrepreneur Development

Training process – R&D Tax Programme

12/12/2014 (PDF 17KB)

SI-39

Carr

Manufacturing and Services

IT Consultation services

Copy of information given to Senator Carr at hearing. n/a

SI-40

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Industry Innovation Network

12/12/2014 (PDF 19KB)

SI-41

Carr

AusIndustry Business Services

Manufacturing Transition Grants Programme

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-42

Carr

AusIndustry Business services

Competitiveness Agenda

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-43

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Innovation Board

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-44

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Deregulation Workshop

12/12/2014 (PDF 20KB)

SI-45

Carr

Skills Policy

Funding for training programmes for Ford workers

19/12/2014 (PDF 41KB)

SI-46

Carr

Skills Policy

FTB Liability

12/12/2014 (PDF 16KB)

SI-47

Carr

Skill Policy

Funding for Industry Skills Councils

12/12/2014 (PDF 22KB)

SI-48

Carr

AusIndustry Business Services

CRC guidelines – public benefit research

12/12/2014 (PDF 17KB)

SI-49

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Mr Miles - Contract

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-50

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

CRC Review discussion paper

12/12/2014 (PDF 17KB)

SI-51

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

CRC information sessions

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-52

Carr

AusIndustry Business Services

CRC – appeal mechanism

12/12/2014 (PDF 18KB)

SI-53

Carr

AusIndustry  Entrepreneur Development

R&D Tax Incentive

15/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-54

Carr

AusIndustry  Entrepreneur Development

R&D Tax Incentive National Reference Group

12/12/2014 (PDF 23KB)

SI-55

Carr

Manufacturing and Services

ATS Registration

12/12/2014 (PDF 17KB)

SI-56

Conroy

Resources

Greenfields Exploration

12/12/2014 (PDF 36KB)

SI-57

Conroy

Resources

Tax incentives on exploration

12/12/2014 (PDF 17KB)

SI-58

Conroy

Resources

Australian shareholders – exploration companies

12/12/2014 (PDF 17KB)

SI-59

Conroy

Energy

Consultation – Federal and State Government

15/12/2014 (PDF 16KB)

SI-60

Conroy

Resources

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax

12/12/2014 (PDF 23KB)

SI-61

Conroy

ARENA

Managed Projects - Funding

19/12/2014 (PDF 30KB)

SI-62

Conroy

Energy

COAG Energy Council

Answered during proceedings

n/a

SI-63

Conroy

Energy

Budget and Staffing of ECA

16/12/2014 (PDF 19KB)

SI-64

Canavan

Energy

RECs

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-65

Conroy

Economic and Analytical Services Division

Graduate Positions

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-66

Ketter

Manufacturing and Services

Building Standards

12/12/2014 (PDF 21KB)

SI-67

Ketter

Manufacturing and Services

Industry Participation Plans

12/12/2014 (PDF 21KB)

SI-68

Ketter

Manufacturing and Services

Consultation Paper - Australian Industry Participation

12/12/2014 (PDF 23KB)

SI-69

Ketter

Portfolio Strategic Policy

International Trade Remedies Forum

12/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-70

Ketter

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Stronger Compliance Working Group

12/12/2014 (PDF 10KB)

SI-71

Whish-Wilson

Manufacturing and Services

Innovation and investment fund Tasmania – Programme 2

12/12/2014 (PDF 83KB)

SI-72

Whish-Wilson

AusIndustry Entrepreneur Development

Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Fund – Programme 3

12/12/2014 (PDF 187KB)

SI-73

Whish-Wilson

Manufacturing and Services

Tasmanian Major Projects Approval Agency – Programme 3

12/12/2014 (PDF 81KB)

SI-74

Edwards

CSIRO

GM Research

15/12/2014 (PDF 83KB)

SI-75

Edwards

CSIRO

GMO

15/12/2014 (PDF 81KB)

SI-76

Wright

CSIRO

Pearce Bullying Investigation

12/12/2014 (PDF 39KB)

SI-77

Xenophon

Manufacturing and Services

Automotive Transformation Scheme

12/12/2014 (PDF 93KB)

SI-78

Lundy

Corporate

Reconciliation Action Plan

12/12/2014 (PDF 116KB)

SI-79

Lundy

Corporate

Reconciliation Action Plan

12/12/2014 (PDF 78KB)

SI-80

Lundy

Corporate

Reconciliation Action Plan

12/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-81

Lundy

Corporate

Reconciliation Action Plan

12/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-82

Lundy

Corporate

Reconciliation Action Plan

12/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-83

Lundy

Corporate

Reconciliation Action Plan

12/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-84

Lundy

Corporate

Reconciliation Action Plan

12/12/2014 (PDF 71KB)

SI-85

Lundy

Corporate

Reconciliation Action Plan

12/12/2014 (PDF 78KB)

SI-86

O’Neill

Skills Policy

Youth Employment Pathways Programme

Transferred from Education
16/12/2014



(PDF 18KB)

SI-87

Rhiannon

Skills Policy

Building Skills and Capacity

15/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-88

Rhiannon

Skills Policy

Training Needs of Industry

19/12/2014 (PDF 21KB)

SI-89

Rhiannon

Skills Policy

VET-FEE-HELP

09/01/2015 (PDF 20KB)

SI-90

Carr

ASQA

RTOs and VET-FEE-HELP

06/01/2015 (PDF 114KB)

SI-91

Carr

IP Australia

IP Laws Amendment Bill

12/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-92

Carr

CSIRO

UK Patent Box Arrangement

12/12/2014 (PDF 17KB)

SI-93

Carr

CSIRO

CEO Recruitment

15/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-94

Carr

CSIRO

CSIRO Property

12/12/2014 (PDF 55KB)

SI-95

Carr

AIMS

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme

12/12/2014 (PDF 32KB)

SI-96

Carr

Science Policy and Governance

Council Membership

15/12/2014 (PDF 41KB)

SI-97

Carr

AusIndustry Business Services

Board Memberships

16/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-98

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

R&D Tax Incentive

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-99

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Deregulation Activities

12/12/2014 (PDF 19KB)

SI-100

Carr

Economic and Analytical Services

Australian Innovation System

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-101

Carr

Skills Policy

Industry Skills Council

15/12/2014 (PDF 34KB)

SI-102

Carr

Skills Policy

VET Advisory Board

12/12/2014 (PDF 27KB)

SI-103

Carr

Skills Policy

Industry Skills Fund

16/12/2014 (PDF 21KB)

SI-104

Carr

Skills Policy

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

16/12/2014 (PDF 20KB)

SI-105

Carr

Skills Policy

Adult Learners Week

23/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-106

Carr

Skills Policy

Tools for your Trade

15/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-107

Carr

Skills Policy

Training assistance for auto workers

15/12/2014 (PDF 55KB)

SI-108

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Cooperative Research Centres

12/12/2014 (PDF 21KB)

SI-109

Carr

AusIndustry Business Services

Staffing -Cooperative Research Centres

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-110

Carr

Corporate

Programme Funding - Research

23/12/2014 (PDF 16KB)

SI-111

Carr

Science Policy and Governance

International engagement – Science and Research

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-112

Carr

Corporate

Science Communication

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-113

Carr

Questacon

Inspiring Australia web-page

15/12/2014 (PDF 36KB)

SI-114

Carr

Manufacturing and Services

Contract Report

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-115

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Appointments – Science Agencies

19/12/2014 (PDF 93KB)

SI-116

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

National Survey of Research Commercialisation Review

12/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-117

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

R&D Tax Incentive

19/12/2014 (PDF 21KB)

SI-118

Carr

AusIndustry – Business Services

Manufacturing Transition Grants program

12/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-119

Carr

AusIndustry – Business Services

Automotive Diversification Program

16/12/2014 (PDF 78KB)

SI-120

Carr

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program

12/12/2014 (PDF 107KB)

SI-121

Carr

AusIndustry –
Entrepreneur Development

Enterprise Connect

12/12/2014 (PDF 152KB)

SI-122

Carr

Manufacturing and Services

Automotive 09/02/2015 (PDF 252KB)

SI-123

Carr

Corporate/Finance

Program Funding and Grants

09/02/2015 (PDF 26KB)
Attachment (PDF 49KB)

SI-124

Waters

CSIRO

CSG fugitive emissions study

15/12/2014 (PDF 107KB)

SI-125

Waters

AIMS

Budget cuts

15/12/2014 (PDF 31KB)
Attachment A (PDF 535KB)
Attachment B (PDF 509KB)

SI-126

Waters

AIMS

Climate change adaptation

15/12/2014 (PDF 154KB)

SI-127

Ludwig

Resources

G20 - expenses

12/12/2014 (PDF 92KB)

SI-128

Ludwig

Resources

G20 - Brisbane

12/12/2014 (PDF 81KB)

S1-129

Ludwig

Portfolio Strategic Policy

Red Tape Reduction

12/12/2014 (PDF 82KB)

SI-130

Ludwig

Corporate

Commissioned reports

15/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-131

Ludwig

Corporate

Reviews

15/12/2014 (PDF 82KB)

SI-132

Ludwig

Corporate

Graduate intake

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-133

Ludwig

Ministers’ Office

Procedure Manuals (Ministerial)

12/12/2014 (PDF 14KB)

SI-134

Ludwig

Corporate

Procedure Manuals (Departmental)

12/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-135

Ludwig

Corporate

Domain Usage

12/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-136

Ludwig

Corporate

Statutory Review Provisions

12/12/2014 (PDF 97KB)

SI-137

Ludwig

Corporate

Sunset Provisions

12/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-138

Ludwig

Corporate

Self Initiated work

15/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-139

Ludwig

Corporate

Wine Coolers / Fridges

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-140

Ludwig

Corporate

Requests

12/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-141

Ludwig

Corporate

Ministerial Staff vehicles (non-MoPS)

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-142

Ludwig

Corporate

Ministerial Staff vehicles

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-143

Ludwig

Corporate (Property)

Building Lease Costs

12/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)
Attachment (PDF 124KB)

SI-144

Ludwig

Corporate

Government advertising

15/12/2014 (PDF 84KB)

SI-145

Ludwig

Corporate

Workplace assessments

12/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-146

Ludwig

Corporate

Ministerial Website

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-147

Ludwig

Corporate

Ministerial staff turnover

15/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-148

Ludwig

Corporate

Multiple tenders

12/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-149

Ludwig

Corporate

Lobbyist Register Meetings

15/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-150

Ludwig

Corporate

Departmental Upgrades

12/12/2014 (PDF 80KB)

SI-151

Ludwig

Corporate

Non-Conventional Therapies

15/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-152

Ludwig

Corporate

Office Plants

15/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-153

Ludwig

Corporate

Office recreation facilities

15/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-154

Ludwig

Corporate

Vending machines

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-155

Ludwig

Corporate

Computers

15/12/2014 (PDF 71KB)

SI-156

Ludwig

Corporate

Legal Costs

15/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-157

Ludwig

Corporate

Appointments

15/12/2014 (PDF 88KB)

SI-158

Ludwig

Corporate

Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs)

12/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-159

Ludwig

Corporate

Staff Transfers

15/12/2014 (PDF 97KB)

SI-160

Ludwig

Corporate

Existing Resources Program

15/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-161

Ludwig

Corporate

Conditions of Government Contracts and Agreements

15/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-162

Ludwig

Corporate

Market Research

15/12/2014 (PDF 141KB)

SI-163

Ludwig

Corporate

Prequalified, Multi-use list tenders

15/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-164

Ludwig

Corporate

Provision of equipment - ministerial

15/12/2014 (PDF 86KB)

SI-165

Ludwig

Corporate

Freedom of Information

12/12/2014 (PDF 95KB)

SI-166

Ludwig

Corporate

Land costs

15/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-167

Ludwig

Corporate

Ministerial staff code

15/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-168

Ludwig

Corporate

Boards (for Departments or agencies with boards)

15/12/2014 (PDF 78KB)

SI-169

Ludwig

Corporate

Shared resources following MOG changes

15/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-170

Ludwig

Corporate

Departmental Rebranding

15/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-171

Ludwig

Corporate

Credit cards

12/12/2014 (PDF 81KB)

SI-172

Ludwig

Corporate

Contracts for Temporary Staff

12/12/2014 (PDF 79KB)

SI-173

Ludwig

Corporate

Hire cars

12/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-174

Ludwig

Corporate

Unallocated Equipment

12/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-175

Ludwig

Corporate

Advertising

15/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-176

Ludwig

Corporate

Departmental Staff Misconduct

12/12/2014 (PDF 74KB)

SI-177

Ludwig

Corporate

Cloud Services and Storage

12/12/2014 (PDF 79KB)

SI-178

Ludwig

Corporate

Disability Access

12/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-179

Ludwig

Corporate

Fee for services

15/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-180

Ludwig

Corporate

Documents provided to minister

15/12/2014 (PDF 75B)

SI-181

Ludwig

Corporate

Merchandise or promotional material

15/12/2014 (PDF 216KB)

SI-182

Ludwig

Corporate

Freedom of Information - Stats

12/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-183

Ludwig

Corporate

Savings and Efficiency Measures

12/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-184

Ludwig

Corporate

Contracts under $10,000

15/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-185

Ludwig

Corporate

Consultancies

15/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-186

Ludwig

Corporate

Electronic equipment

15/12/2014 (PDF 81KB)

SI-187

Ludwig

Corporate

Media subscriptions

15/12/2014 (PDF 97KB)

SI-188

Ludwig

Corporate

Media monitoring

15/12/2014 (PDF 90KB)

SI-189

Ludwig

Corporate

Media training

15/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-190

Ludwig

Corporate

Communications staff

12/12/2014 (PDF 79KB)

SI-191

Ludwig

Corporate

Report Printing

15/12/2014 (PDF 72KB)

SI-192

Ludwig

Corporate

Provision of equipment - departmental

12/12/2014 (PDF 87KB)

SI-193

Ludwig

Corporate

Travel costs - department

12/12/2014 (PDF 93KB)

SI-194

Ludwig

Corporate

Travel costs - ministerial

12/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

SI-195

Ludwig

Corporate

Senate estimates briefing

15/12/2014 (PDF 76KB)

SI-196

Ludwig

Corporate

Government payments of accounts

12/12/2014 (PDF 82KB)

SI-197

Ludwig

Corporate

Stationery Requirements

12/12/2014 (PDF 104KB)

SI-198

Ludwig

Corporate

Meeting costs

15/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-199

Ludwig

Corporate

Hospitality and entertainment

12/12/2014 (PDF 139KB)

SI-200

Ludwig

Corporate

Executive coaching and leadership training

12/12/2014 (PDF 87KB)

SI-201

Ludwig

Corporate

Staffing profile

12/12/2014 (PDF 91KB)

SI-202

Ludwig

Corporate

Staffing reductions

12/12/2014 (PDF 92KB)

SI-203

Ludwig

Corporate

Staffing recruitment

12/12/2014 (PDF 89KB)

SI-204

Ludwig

Corporate

Coffee machines

15/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-205

Ludwig

Corporate

Printing

15/12/2014 (PDF 96KB)

SI-206

Ludwig

Corporate

Corporate cars

12/12/2014 (PDF 88KB)

SI-207

Ludwig

Corporate

Taxi costs

12/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-208

Ludwig

Corporate

Grants

15/12/2014 (PDF 77KB)

SI-209

Xenophon

Skills Policy

Training courses – Job Services Act

Transferred from
Education

19/12/2014



(PDF 17KB)

SI-210

Ludwig

Corporate

Functions

15/12/2014 (PDF 73KB)

SI-211

Edwards

ASQA

Registered VET facilities in South Australia

16/12/2014 (PDF 168KB)

SI-212

Ludwig

Corporate

Ministerial Motor vehicle

15/12/2014 (PDF 75KB)

For further information, contact:

Estimates Officer
Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719
Email: economics.sen@aph.gov.au

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