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Wednesday, 15 July 1998
Page: 6224


Mr Latham asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 3 June 1998:

Further to the answer to question No. 1504 (Hansard , 2 June 1997, page 4650), what are the (a) names, (b) positions and (c) qualifications of the persons who will represent Australia at the meeting of Governmental Experts on the Draft Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage to be held at UNESCO headquarters, Paris, from 29 June to 2 July 1998.


Mr Downer (Foreign Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) and (b) The Australian delegation to the meeting of Governmental Experts on the Draft Copnvention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, from 29 June to 2 July, will be:

Mr Peter Shannon, Permanent Delegate of Australia to UNESCO, former Head of the Law of the Sea Unit and a former Deputy Legal Adviser in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;

Mr David Walker, Alternate Permanent Delegate of Australia to UNESCO;

Ms Carolyn Irving, Third Secretary and member of the Permanent Delegation of Australia to UNESCO.

(c) Mr Shannon has a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr Walker and Ms Irving have Bachelor of Arts degrees.