Last Week's Parliament

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Senate Estimates - How much is the Iraq war costing us this time?

22 Oct 2014

Senator Scott Ludlam enquires about the cost of deployment to Iraq: what the expenditure is so far, the average monthly ongoing costs and what internal defence enquiries were made about the anticipated cost of the war.

Most of the financial questions could not be answered and had to be taken on notice.

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The plan to tackle the issue of ship noise in the Great Barrier Reef

20 Oct 2014

Senator Rice looks at how the Australian Maritime Safety Authority are tackling the growing issue of underwater noise pollution in the Great Barrier Reef.

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Leadbeater's Possum likely to be listed as 'critically endangered' by December

20 Oct 2014

The Leadbeater's Possum may be listed as 'critically endangered' as early as December, the Department of Environment's Geoff Richardson has told a Senate estimates committee.

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Melbourne to Albury railway scrutinised at Senate estimates

20 Oct 2014

Senator Janet Rice questions the CEO of the Australian Rail Track Corporation, John Fullerton, about the continuing problems on the Melbourne to Albury railway line at Senate estimates.

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Senator Rice questions Infrastructure Australia on the East West tollway & roads funding

20 Oct 2014

Senator Janet Rice questions the interim Acting Australian Government Infrastructure Coordinator, John Fitzgerald, about the East West toll road, including its business case, and the wider issue of roads funding in Senate Estimates as part of the Rural & Regional Affairs & Transport Legislation Committee.

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