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Wednesday, 28 February 2007
Page: 191


Mr Melham asked the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 30 November 2006:

For each financial year since 1 July 2001 and including 2006-2007 to date, what is the cost incurred by the Department of Defence arising from Australian Defence Force deployments in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq and (c) other countries and areas in the Middle East.


Dr Nelson (Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

The total net additional costs incurred to date by Defence for each financial year since 1 July 2001, including actual expenditure to date in 2006-07 for operation in Afghanistan, Iraq and other areas in the Middle East are:

Operation

2001-02

Actual

Expenditure

$m

2002-03

Actual

Expenditure

$m

2003-04

Actual

Expenditure

$m

2004-05

Actual

Expenditure

$m

2005-06

Actual

Expenditure

$m

2006-07

Actual

Expenditure

to 30 Nov 2006 $m

Operations in Afghanistan

320.0

176.0

-5.0

0.0

91.0

59.7

Operations in Iraq

0.0

285.3

240.6

284.9

351.4

127.8

Note: These figures include small amounts of expenditure incurred in other areas of the Middle East associated with operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the separate detail for which is not recorded at that level (expenditure is recorded by operation rather than by country).