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Perth Freight Link: going nowhere fast

05 May 2016

Estimates confirms no tunnel design exists and no transfer of funding of PFL until full project proposal documents completed.

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#estimates - the ABC and the NBN

08 Feb 2016

Are there editorial controls in place at the ABC? Is there a requirement for 'balance' in NBN reportage that impedes accuracy?

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#estimates - the Clean Energy Finance Corporation

01 Feb 2016

On the basis of what you have told us this morning, that you have made $73 million for taxpayers, you have leveraged nearly $2 billion worth of private capital and you are making the energy bills of people living in rental houses cheaper, Senator Ruston, could I ask you to take on notice whether you might invite your cabinet colleagues to reconsider abolishing this agency?

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#estimates - Leach tank failure at Ranger

01 Feb 2016

There is actually still no concrete information on the nature of the incident or specific details on the response by government to that.

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The ABC of #estimates

01 Dec 2015

The ABC is developing industry leading multimedia platforms. how are they attracting skilled staff to maintain that edge? And why isn't the government harnessing the potential of the ABC as a hub of digital innovation?

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#estimates - the Australia Council and cleaning up after George Brandis

23 Nov 2015

We heard from the Ministry for the Arts in the final hearing of the Senate Arts Inquiry. After months of hearings and submissions it is still unclear why the Abbott-Turnbull Government were motivated to set up the NPEA/Catalyst in the first place. No consultation took place. No one in the industry wants it. Senator Brandis clearly broke something that didn’t need fixing.

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#estimates - Perth Freight link, and "low-quality sand"

13 Nov 2015

In this spillover senate estimates hearing, Scott asked about the environmental approval of Roe 8, and Liberal Senators pretended that the Beeliar wetland isn't a wetland. Or the 4 lane freeway through the wetland won't damage the wetland. Or something.

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14 things we learned in Senate estimates

01 Nov 2015

Senate estimates is supposed to be where we learn things about how the government is spending taxpayers' dollars. So we tried to do that.

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#estimates - Bouganville

23 Oct 2015

Regarding Bougainville—I am asking less from the foreign aid perspective and more from the foreign policy perspective—the last time there was large-scale mining on Bougainville it sparked a vicious and extremely deadly civil war.

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#estimates - Myanmar's election

23 Oct 2015

Senator LUDLAM: If they are not recognised as citizens of Myanmar, are they effectively stateless? What would their status be in international law?

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#estimates - Housing Policy

23 Oct 2015

I am seeking some guidance from you as to whether under the shiny new Turnbull government we could expect any change in housing policy or implementation or resourcing or funding or anything at all.

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#estimates - the National Radioactive Waste Management Project

22 Oct 2015

Senator LUDLAM: I have a couple of questions that go to the National Radioactive Waste Management Project that was initiated by Minister Macfarlane.

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#estimates - SBS's new channels

22 Oct 2015

I will wind us back to some of the budget questions that you were taking at the outset, and then I just want to get a bit clearer about where the new cooking channel is going to sit within your suite of channels.

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#estimates - Afghanistan and Iraq deployments

22 Oct 2015

Recognising that not a lot of what we are doing is out in the field, are Australian military officials still in receipt of information about the locations of schools, hospitals and other protected civilian assets in Afghanistan?

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#estimates - "A sigh of relief through the Arts community"

22 Oct 2015

Congratulations, Senator Fifield, on taking on the arts portfolio. I think a sigh of relief went through the arts community on your ascension.

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#estimates - diagnosis and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome

22 Oct 2015

I have a couple of questions relating to diagnosis, cure, management plans and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis, which is maybe more commonly known as ME or chronic fatigue syndrome.

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#estimates - the National Broadband Network 3km from the Melbourne CBD

21 Oct 2015

What would the implications be in those contracts if a future government, say hypothetically after the 2016 election, decided that it was not going to proceed with the fibre-tothe-node rollout, what your company has signed up to, or what the Commonwealth has signed up to with Telstra and potentially others? How difficult would it be to change direction from 2016?

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#estimates - the Australia Council

21 Oct 2015

 How much money does the Australia Council currently invest in small to medium companies?

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#estimates - Federal funding for the Perth Freight Link

21 Oct 2015

You confirmed before after a bit of encouragement from the chair, Mr Mrdak, that, if the BC ratio falls low enough or if there are other hold-ups at your end, the Commonwealth retains the right not to fund the project?

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#estimates - the Australian Interactive Games Fund

21 Oct 2015

The Australian Interactive Games Fund commenced in the 2012-13 financial year. It was meant to be a three-year funding program. In 2014-15 it was axed. So it only ended up delivering $10 million of the budget before it was cut. 

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#estimates - Uranium Mines in the NT

21 Oct 2015

ERA stated that it had been advised by the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation that 'the Mirarr Traditional Owners do not support an extension to the Ranger authority'. ERA's share price dropped 25 per cent off the back of that announcement.

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#estimates - What does the new Minister for Cities do?

20 Oct 2015

One area, I guess, in which debate around climate change has focused very heavily in this country has been around mitigation and energy transformation. Adaptation seems to have lagged behind. Will you guys have a role in any kind of systematic way in dealing with adaptation as it relates to cities?

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Estimates - domestic violence and homelessness

04 Jun 2015

Senator Ludlam speaks to the Department of Social Services about Homelessness and domestic violence, including crisis accommodation and front line services.

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Estimates - Housing and Homeless

04 Jun 2015

Senator Ludlam speaks to the Department of Social Services about housing affordability, the de-funding of services and housing supply.

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