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Junk Food Advertising

Rachel Siewert 3 Mar 2011

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia) (10.03 am)—One would wonder why advertisers bother spending millions of dollars on advertising. Given the two speeches I have just heard in this place, it is obvious that advertising has an impact; otherwise, advertisers would not be spending millions on it.

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Tillegra Dam (Question No. 221)

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.
(2) Is the Minister aware that no sustainable diversion limit has been set for the Hunter River system in New South Wales.

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Coal Seam Gas Industry (Question No. 210)

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:

(1) Have any studies been conducted into the cumulative effects of the coal seam gas industry on the area.

(2) What measures are in place to assess and manage the cumulative effects of the multiple coal seam gas mines.

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Bledisloe Boulevard and Harbourlights Way (Question No. 194)

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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Ilpurla Operations

Community Affairs 25 February 2011

Senator SIEWERT—I understand that there has been, variously, a number of consultants that have been engaged for or by Ilpurla to look at its operations and help its operations; is that correct? Could you tell me how much? The reason I am asking this is because I understand that they have a very heavy workload. They have a 20-bed residential facility. Have you done an analysis of what its funding should be compared to the services that are provided by others?

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Personal Helpers and Mentors Program

Community Affairs 25 February 2011

Senator SIEWERT—I am following up again on the Personal Helpers and Mentors program (PHaMs) questions I asked previously for the APY, or Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara, lands. Who were the providers for the APY lands? Is it just CatholicCare NT or are there others as well?

Ms Winkler—I am just checking. I just need to find my table as it has got my list of service providers. CatholicCare NT is the provider for APY lands.

Senator SIEWERT—They are the sole provider?

Ms Winkler—Yes.

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Petrol Sniffing

Community Affairs 25 February 2011

Senator SIEWERT—Can we just have a quick update of where Yalata is up to? You knew that was coming, didn’t you?

Ms Powell—I can tell you that there has now been agreement to land in Yalata and we have been talking to the local community about how we might structure a funding agreement to enable an Opal fuel facility to go ahead there. So there has been massive progress since we last spoke.

Senator SIEWERT—That is very good news. Do you have a time line yet when you think we can get some action there?

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