All Questions On Notice

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James Price Point

17 Aug 2011

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (14:17):  My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Senator Conroy. I ask about the recent sightings of one adult and three baby bilbies at the site of the proposed James Price Point gas hub, which is prime habitat for the bilby. Bilbies are acknowledged as a vulnerable species by both the WA and federal governments, yet Woodside has begun clearing on this site. Does the uncontrolled clearing through this area contravene the government's own bilby recovery plan, and has the minister asked his department to consider this evidence in light of that recovery plan and the EPBC approvals process?

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (14:17):  My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Senator Conroy. I ask about the recent sightings of one adult and three baby bilbies at the site of the proposed James Price Point gas hub, which is prime habitat for the bilby. Bilbies are acknowledged as a vulnerable species by both the WA and federal governments, yet Woodside has begun clearing on this site. Does the uncontrolled clearing through this area contravene the government's own bilby recovery plan, and has the minister asked his department to consider this evidence in light of that recovery plan and the EPBC approvals process?

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ATM and EFTPOS Fees

15 Jun 2011

 ATM and EFTPOS Fees - (Question No. 587) Senator Siewert  asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 8 April 2011:

 ATM and EFTPOS Fees - (Question No. 587)

Senator Siewert  asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 8 April 2011:

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Tillegra Dam (Question No. 221)

01 Mar 2011

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 26 November 2010:(1) Is the Minister aware of the proposal for the Tillegra Dam, north of the New South Wales city of Newcastle.

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 26 November 2010:
(1) Is the Minister aware of the proposal for the Tillegra Dam, north of the New South Wales city of Newcastle.

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Coal Seam Gas Industry (Question No. 210)

01 Mar 2011

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 17 November 2010: With reference to the coal seam gas mine planned for Curtis Island, within the Murray-Darling Basin catchment area:

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 17 November 2010: With reference to the coal seam gas mine planned for Curtis Island, within the Murray-Darling Basin catchment area:

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Bledisloe Boulevard and Harbourlights Way (Question No. 194)

01 Mar 2011

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 11 November 2010: With reference to Bledisloe Boulevard and Harbourlights Way, Lots 812 and 813 which have been identified by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Queensland, as one of its upcoming significant development applications: Is the Minister aware of this development; if so:

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 11 November 2010: With reference to Bledisloe Boulevard and Harbourlights Way, Lots 812 and 813 which have been identified by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Queensland, as one of its upcoming significant development applications: Is the Minister aware of this development; if so:

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Aboriginal Health Services (Question No. 14)

23 Nov 2010

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing, upon notice, on 28 September 2010:(1)    Considering there is a $3.73 gap between what is paid for supply to a non-Indigenous client at an Approved Pharmacy ($6.42) and the amount paid for the same item to be supplied to a remote Aboriginal Health Service client ($2.69), what has been done to pay for the cost of dispensing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines at Aboriginal Health Services.

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing, upon notice, on 28 September 2010:

(1)    Considering there is a $3.73 gap between what is paid for supply to a non-Indigenous client at an Approved Pharmacy ($6.42) and the amount paid for the same item to be supplied to a remote Aboriginal Health Service client ($2.69), what has been done to pay for the cost of dispensing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines at Aboriginal Health Services.

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Defence Land (Question No. 150)

22 Nov 2010

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 28 September 2010: With reference to the land bounded by Vale Road, Adelaide Street and Abernethy Road in Hazelmere, Western Australia, is the Minister aware of any plans to develop this land; if so:

Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 28 September 2010: With reference to the land bounded by Vale Road, Adelaide Street and Abernethy Road in Hazelmere, Western Australia, is the Minister aware of any plans to develop this land; if so:

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Woodside Energy Ltd

15 Nov 2010

Woodside Energy Ltd (Question No. 12) Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 28 September 2010:(1)    Why was approval given for Woodside Energy Ltd to carry out marine seismic and near-shore seismic refraction geotechnical surveys, starting on 25 May 2010, at Browse Basin and off the coast of James Price Point in the north-west of Western Australia, during the whale migration period when it is known that this area is one of the most significant humpback whale nurseries in the world.

Woodside Energy Ltd (Question No. 12) Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, upon notice, on 28 September 2010:
(1)    Why was approval given for Woodside Energy Ltd to carry out marine seismic and near-shore seismic refraction geotechnical surveys, starting on 25 May 2010, at Browse Basin and off the coast of James Price Point in the north-west of Western Australia, during the whale migration period when it is known that this area is one of the most significant humpback whale nurseries in the world.

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Pest and Weed Management

25 Oct 2010

(Question No. 15)  Senator Siewert asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, upon notice, on 28 September 2010: With reference to the Government’s announcement of $15 million over 4 years from unallocated departmental funds to: ‘establish a comprehensive national applied research program to investigate and solve the most serious invasive plant problems across the most populated parts of Australia’; ‘bring together national experts, land managers and relevant stakeholders to develop improved understanding about the information required to effectively manage the risks associated with the most important invasive plants in forests, pastures and native vegetation’; and ‘ensure better coordination and information exchange between researchers, land managers and regulatory agencies for management of invasive species’:

(Question No. 15)  Senator Siewert asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, upon notice, on 28 September 2010: With reference to the Government’s announcement of $15 million over 4 years from unallocated departmental funds to: ‘establish a comprehensive national applied research program to investigate and solve the most serious invasive plant problems across the most populated parts of Australia’; ‘bring together national experts, land managers and relevant stakeholders to develop improved understanding about the information required to effectively manage the risks associated with the most important invasive plants in forests, pastures and native vegetation’; and ‘ensure better coordination and information exchange between researchers, land managers and regulatory agencies for management of invasive species’:

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Northern Territory: Mandatory Leases

25 Oct 2010

(Question No. 2908) Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 24 June 2010:
(1) What criteria are used in the current government valuations of mandatory leases in the Northern Territory.

(Question No. 2908) Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 24 June 2010:


(1) What criteria are used in the current government valuations of mandatory leases in the Northern Territory.

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Jandakot Airport (Question No. 2782)

15 Jun 2010

Jandakot Airport (Question No. 2782)Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 13 April 2010: With reference to Jandakot Airport, Western Australia:(1)    How will building the fourth runway impact on the residents of Cockburn, Melville and Canning.

Jandakot Airport (Question No. 2782)

Senator Siewert
asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 13 April 2010: With reference to Jandakot Airport, Western Australia:

(1)    How will building the fourth runway impact on the residents of Cockburn, Melville and Canning.

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Jandakot Airport

11 May 2010

Aviation: Jandakot Airport (Question No. 2753)
Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 12 March 2010: Given that the lessee of Jandakot Airport, Ascot Capital Limited, recently released for public comment its revised master plan for the development of Jandakot Airport which includes a proposal to extend two existing runways and construct a new fourth runway, as well as a significant non-aviation mixed busi ness commercial precinct:

Aviation: Jandakot Airport (Question No. 2753)


Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 12 March 2010: Given that the lessee of Jandakot Airport, Ascot Capital Limited, recently released for public comment its revised master plan for the development of Jandakot Airport which includes a proposal to extend two existing runways and construct a new fourth runway, as well as a significant non-aviation mixed busi ness commercial precinct:

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Oil and Gas Exploration

09 Mar 2010

Oil and Gas Exploration (Question No. 2591)
Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 2 February 2010: Given that the company responsible for the Montara oil leak disaster, PTTEP Australasia Limited (PTTEP AA), has bought a participation interest in the Woodside Browse Basin oil and gas exploration program:

Oil and Gas Exploration (Question No. 2591)


Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 2 February 2010: Given that the company responsible for the Montara oil leak disaster, PTTEP Australasia Limited (PTTEP AA), has bought a participation interest in the Woodside Browse Basin oil and gas exploration program:

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Montara oil spill - Dispersant chamicals

04 Feb 2010

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (Question No. 2426) Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 20 November 2009:

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (Question No. 2426) Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 20 November 2009:

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Sugarloaf pipeline and the EPBC

17 Oct 2008

Senator Siewert» (Western Australia) asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 3 September 2008:

With reference to the findings of recent reports, such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's Water availability in the Murray: A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project , dated July 2008 and Water availability in the Goulburn-Broken: A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project , dated May 2008 and the report by the Murray-Darling Basin Commission Sustainable Rivers Audit: A report on the ecological health of rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin, 2004-2007 , dated June 2008, which suggest that the impacts on the Goulburn and Murray systems of sending water to Melbourne may be much greater then initially thought: Will the Sugarloaf Pipeline proposal be reconsidered under section 78A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity 48 No. 27-4 September 2008 Conservation Act 1999 to assess its impact on the Ramsar-listed wetlands further down the river system and the migratory bird species which are protected by international conventions; if not, why not.

Senator Siewert» (Western Australia) asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 3 September 2008:

With reference to the findings of recent reports, such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's Water availability in the Murray: A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project , dated July 2008 and Water availability in the Goulburn-Broken: A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project , dated May 2008 and the report by the Murray-Darling Basin Commission Sustainable Rivers Audit: A report on the ecological health of rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin, 2004-2007 , dated June 2008, which suggest that the impacts on the Goulburn and Murray systems of sending water to Melbourne may be much greater then initially thought: Will the Sugarloaf Pipeline proposal be reconsidered under section 78A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity 48 No. 27-4 September 2008 Conservation Act 1999 to assess its impact on the Ramsar-listed wetlands further down the river system and the migratory bird species which are protected by international conventions; if not, why not.

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