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Notice given 19 January 2012

1516  Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation—

(1) What is the current dollar value of equities owned or held in trust by the Future Fund; or funds under its management; or managed on behalf of the Future Fund by its investment managers, in each of the following companies:

(a) Alliant Techsystems Inc;

(b) The Babcock & Wilcox Company;

(c) Babcock International Group;

(d) BAE Systems;

(e) Bechtel Corporation;


 (f) European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS);

(g)  Finmeccanica;

(h) GenCorp Inc;

(i) General Dynamics;

(j) Goodrich Corporation;

(k) Honeywell International;

(l) ITT Corporation;

(m) Jacobs Engineering Group Inc;

(n) Larsen & Toubro Limited;

(o) Lockheed Martin Corporation;

(p) Northrop Grumman Corporation;

(q) Redhall Group;

(r) Rockwell Collins;

(s) Rolls-Royce;

(t) Safran Group;

(u) Serco Group; and

(v) Thales Group.

(2) Can a list be provided detailing the nations whose nuclear weapons programs the Future Fund considers to be: (a) legitimate; and (b) illegitimate.

(3) Does the Future Fund consider India’s nuclear weapons programs to be legitimate.

(4) On what basis does the Future Fund consider it unacceptable to invest in companies that manufacture cluster munitions and anti-personnel landmines, but acceptable to investment in those that manufacture nuclear weapons.

1517  Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister for Finance and Deregulation ( transferred to the Minister representing the Attorney-General on 7 February 2012 )——

(1) What financial contributions, if any, have each of the following government agencies or departments provided to the Lowy Institute for International Policy in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 (to date) financial years:

(a) Australian Federal Police;

(b) Attorney-General’s Department;

(c) Australian Security Intelligence Organisation; and

(d) Australian Export Finance and Insurance Corporation.

(2) On what basis were such financial contributions made.