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17 September 2012

1228  MR FLETCHER: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of Mr Ramil Safarov, an Azeri solider serving a life sentence in Hungary for murdering his Armenian counterpart during a NATO Partnership for Peace program in Budapest in 2004, is the Minister aware that despite assurances by Azerbaijan authorities, President Ilham Aliyev pardoned Mr Safarov upon his extradition (under the Strasbourg Convention) to Baku, and glorified his crime; if so, has the Australian Government publicly added its voice to the international condemnation; if not, why not.

1229  MR MORRISON: To ask the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport—

(1) In (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12, and (e) 2012-13 (to date), how many privately contracted security employees at (i) the Sydney Airport freight terminal, and (ii) Port Botany, have been dismissed for criminal offences or because of criminal records.

(2) Can he confirm that being a known or suspected member of the ‘Bra Boys’ criminal gang currently does not necessarily preclude someone from receiving a Maritime/Aviation Security Identification card.

(3) How many CCTV security cameras at Port Botany a re operated by private companies.