All Estimates

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Public Housing and the NBN

28 May 2014

Public Housing in Carlton seemed to be missing out on the NBN rollout- Scott stepped in to make sure that some of our most disadvantaged weren't being cut out or put last in the rollout of this important infrastructure.

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Senate Estimates: How will ABC continue under Abbott's broken promise of funding cuts?

28 May 2014

Scott asks ABC boss Mark Scott what he will do now the Abbott Government has broken its promise and cut funding to the broadcaster.

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Senate Estimates: The RET review andthe Coalition driving renewable energy investment overseas

28 May 2014

Scott asks The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet about the review into the Renewable Energy Target but the secretariat couldn't provide any feedback on how it is going....or are they just in denial?

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Estimates: Cutting Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations

28 May 2014

Senator Wright investigates the Coalition's decision to axe the Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations (GVESHO)

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Estimates: Transparency and consultation for 'offshore projects'

27 May 2014

Senator Wright asks Estimates questions about transparency and consultation for 'offshore projects'

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Senate estimates: Ranger Uranium

27 May 2014

Scott Ludlam asks the Department of Environment how it has approved the clean up fund for Ranger Uranium when the company itself - Rio Tinto - said there is not enough money.  The Office of the Supervising Scientist says it is satisfied there is enough cash reserves to rehabilitate the Ranger Uranium Mine closure despite the company stating in its annual report that it did not have the capital to finish the job. In this exchange Scott accuses Energy Resources of Australia (ERA), which is part owned by mining giant Rio Tinto, of blackmailing the taxpayer into expanding the mine in order to raise the capital of cleaning up the mine when it closes in 2021. The Government also prioritised the shareholders of ERA over the environment by refusing to release the report into the damage of the steel leach tank, which was blamed for a toxic spill at the in Mine in the Northern Territory in April this year.

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Senate Estimates: Direct Action part 3 - Fugitive emissions and large LNG projects in WA and QLD

27 May 2014

Senate Estimates: Fugitive emissions, the LNG carbon bomb, and Direct Action. 

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Senate estimates on Roe 8 extension

26 May 2014

The Federal Government is ploughing ahead with a plan to construct a freeway through the precious Beeliar wetlands. Despite environmental approvals yet to be granted, the Federal Government has allocated nearly $1billion for the project, while the State Government is yet to commit anything.

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Toro Uranium Mine Conditions and Toro's recent expansions

07 May 2014

Toro Energy has federal approval for a uranium mine in the north eastern goldfields, subject to 35 conditions. The company recently purchased Mega Uranium and the Lake Maitland deposit, greatly expanding the scope of their project. The senator asks for an update on their progress, if any, towards Toro’s 35 conditions and an overview of what assessment Toro’s expansion is getting.

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Climate Adaption in the Built Environment

30 Apr 2014

With rising temperatures predicted to more than double the number of deaths caused by heatwaves, the heat-isle effect of our buildings can become deadly. Conversely, the presence of trees in our city can reduce the heat and save lives. Scott Ludlam asks the government if it is making use of this knowledge in any way at all.

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Bureau of Meteorology uninterested in Burrup Pollution Clouds

23 Apr 2014

The people of the Burrup Peninsula are suffering some quite extreme events of air pollution from time to time, and as a result of community pressure Woodside has collected data on it. Yet, it doesn't seem to concern the BOM

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Estimates: ASIO not reporting on warrantless surveillance requests

12 Mar 2014

Because ASIO do not have reporting obligations under the TIA Act, we have no idea how much metadata material they are scooping up, which nearly all other agencies report in the TIA Act annual report. Does the inspector general have visibility of the volume of warrantless surveillance requests that ASIO make?

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Estimates: How much accidental eavesdropping has ASIO done?

12 Mar 2014

The annual intelligence report inicates that ASIO made inadvertent collection of third-party communications whilst under a valid warrant. How many cases of inadvertent collection were there? Were the people directly concerned ever told?

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Estimates: Progress on the World Heritage listing of the Dampier Archipelago and Burrup

04 Mar 2014

It has now been more than two years since the emergency assessment of outstanding values of the Dampier Archipelago and the Burrup Peninsula—or Murujuga, as it has been known for time immemorial—was completed. What has happened to the World Heritage nomination of that rock art since?

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Additional Estimates February 2014

04 Mar 2014

A summary of Senator Penny Wright's work during Additional Estimates in February 2014. 

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Estimates: Indigenous Legal Services

28 Feb 2014

Senator Wright asks questions relating to Indigenous legal services during Estimates. 

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Estimates: DGR status for the Peacekeeping Memorial Project

27 Feb 2014

Senator Penny Wright asks questions about deductible gift recipient status for the Peacekeeping Memorial Project

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Estimates: Indigenous Representation at ANZAC Centenary Commemorations

27 Feb 2014

Senator Penny Wright asks questions about Indigenous representation at the ANZAC Centenary Commemorations during Senate Estimates

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Estimates: Retrospective Medical Discharge

27 Feb 2014

Senator Penny Wright asks questions about retrospective medical discharge during Senate Estimates.

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Estimates: CSIRO workplace bullying investigation

27 Feb 2014

Senator Penny Wright asks questions about the investigation into allegations of workplace bullying at CSIRO.

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Estimates: Economics Legislation Committee (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)

26 Feb 2014

Lee asks the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about investigations into free range egg production.

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