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Monday, 21 October 2002
Page: 5574


Senator Brown asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade, upon notice, on 24 September 2002:

With reference to part (5) of the answer to question on notice no. 414 (Senate Hansard, 19 August 2002, p. 3218): Can the following details be provided in relation to the facilities in Indonesia and the Philippines involving the defence industry: (a) company name; (b) date of facility; (c) type of facility; (d) name of project; and (e) host country.


Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for Trade has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The details in relation to EFIC-generated debts involving the defence industry in Indonesia and the Philippines referred to in part (5) of the question on notice no. 414 (Senate Hansard, 19 August 2002, p. 3218) are as follows (For each entry, the purpose of the facility has been provided, rather than the name of the project):

Response:

Buyer's Country:

Indonesia

Exporting Company

ADI Limited

Date of facility:

13 February 1997

Type of facility:

Export Finance Guarantee

Purpose of facility:

Communications defence software system

Buyer's Country:

Indonesia

Exporting Company

ADI Limited

Date of facility:

30 June 1997

Type of facility:

Export Finance Guarantee

Purpose of facility:

Design, supply, construction and commissioning of a minesweeping system

Buyer's country:

Indonesia

Exporting Company

Honeywell Australia Ltd

Date of facility:

13 May 1999

Type of facility:

Direct loan

Purpose of facility:

Supply and installation of electronic equipment and instruments for aeronautical navigation for military transport planes

These details were published in EFIC's 1996-1997 and 1998-1999 Annual Reports.

Details of the most recent Philippine facility will be published in EFIC's 2001-2002 Annual Report, which will be tabled in Parliament and released to the public in October.