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Tuesday, 22 June 2004
Page: 31176


Mr McClelland asked the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 24 March 2004:

(1) Has Coastwatch entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs about surveillance services provided by Coastwatch to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs; if so, (a) when, (b) what are its terms, and (c) does the memorandum include a performance agreement.

(2) Has an analysis been undertaken of Coastwatch operational data to determine the probability that suspect illegal entry vessels have arrived undetected carrying (a) illegal immigrants, (b) narcotics, (c) guns, and (d) other contraband; if so, (i) when, (ii) over what period was data provided, and (iii) what were the conclusions of any such analysis.


Mr Hardgrave (Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister) —The Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) See response to Question No. 3120.

(a) November 2000;

(b) Not publicly available; and

(c) See response to Question No. 3383.

(2) No.