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Notice given 22 April 2002

276  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister for Defence—

(1) When is the last of the Anzac frigates due to be commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

(2) Can the department indicate what ships and submarines will be commissioned in the RAN at that time.

(3) Can the department indicate the crew size for each of those ships and submarines.

(4) Can the department indicate the total number of personnel that will be required across the RAN to crew those commissioned ships and submarines at that time.

(5) Can the department indicate the total number of on-shore Australian Defence Organisation personnel that will be required to service and support those ships and submarines at that time.

(6) Can the department indicate the total number of personnel required across the RAN to crew all commissioned ships and submarines for each of the past 5 years.

(7) Can the department indicate the shortage of personnel, if any, currently across the RAN in relation to ship and submarine crew (indicate the types of skills and professions where shortages exist).