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Thursday, 24 May 2001
Page: 24298


Senator SCHACHT (11:33 AM) —In the material provided by the minister, I think he mentioned—and the advisers may correct me because I cannot find it in the pile at the moment—that there are something like 2,000. Is that right? Is that the number of civilian internees we are looking at? Is it about 2,000?


Senator Vanstone —Yes.


Senator SCHACHT —Do those people already know that their names are on the list? Do you already have a record that they were detainees? Will they still have to write to the department saying, `I am on your list. Please send me the cheque'?