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Notice given 6 May 2002

Senator Brown: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 297-298)—With reference to Australian citizen David Hicks, currently a prisoner of the United States (US):

(1) Have Mr Hicks’ rights, including his legal rights, been upheld while in US custody in the same way they would have been upheld in Australia; if not, in what way has the US custody abrogated the equivalent Australian rights or expectations.

(2) What representations has the Minister made to the US Government about Mr Hicks’ rights and when (please specify).

298 Minister representing the Attorney-General