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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 151


Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 25 August 2008:

(1)   Since the Prime Minister wassworn in, how many Heads of Missions in Australia have met with the Prime Minister.

(2)   How many times has each Head of Mission met with the Prime Minister.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   As at 27 August 2008 the Prime Minister had met six Heads of Missions in Australia.

(2)   The Prime Minister had met one Head of Mission on four occasions and the other five Heads of Mission on one occasion each.

Note: The provided details do not include functions and events the Prime Minister has attended where Heads of Missions have been present, including meetings between the Prime Minister and visiting foreign dignitaries.