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Monday, 11 November 2002
Page: 6051


Senator Chris Evans asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 9 October 2002:

In relation to Project Air 87, the Government announced the signing of a $1 300 million contract in December 2001 for the acquisition of 22 helicopters and their through life support, however, the 2002-03 Budget Statement indicates the total cost of this project will be $1 858m: What items make up the difference between the $1 300 million acquisition and support contract and the project's current total budget.


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

(1) Please refer to my answer to your Senate Question on Notice No. 623, Part (10).