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Monday, 11 November 2002
Page: 6045


Senator Chris Evans asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 2 October 2002:

(1) How many Reserves are there in the 5/7 Company that was deployed to East Timor in September 2002.

(2) Are there any permanent Australian Defence Force members working in this company for the purposes of this deployment.


Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) The Reserve Company had not been deployed in September 2002. In November 2002, approximately 90 Reservists will deploy.

(2) Yes.