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Notice given 19 November 2002

*951  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister for Defence—With reference to page 141 of the Department of Defence annual report for 2001-02, which includes a figure of $835.1 million for the total cash held by Defence as at 30 June 2002: What was the total cash held by Defence as at each of the following dates in 2002: (a) 31 January; (b) 28 February; (c) 31 March; (d) 30 April; (e) 31 May; (f) 31 July; (g) 31 August; (h) 30 September; and (i) 31 October.

*952  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1) During the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, in October 2002, did the Minister raise the issue of the Chinese Government’s detention, torture and human rights violations of Falun Gong practitioners; if not, why not.

(2) During discussions in the Australia-China Human Rights Dialogue will the Minister raise the issue of the Chinese Government’s detention, torture and human rights violations of Falun Gong practitioners; if not, when will the Minister raise the issue.