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Wednesday, 11 October 2006
Page: 251


Mr Martin Ferguson asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in writing, on 6 September 2006:

Have any discussions been had at a ministerial or departmental level concerning the possible sale of uranium to Indonesia and the associated negotiation of a bilateral agreement for the peaceful use of Australia’s uranium; if so, what is the state of these discussions.


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

No ministerial or departmental level discussions have taken place with Indonesia on the sale of Australian uranium to Indonesia or on a bilateral safeguards agreement.