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Notice given 12 May 2003

1451  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister for Defence—In relation to the sale of the Brighton Army Barracks in Hobart:

(1) What was the reserve price for the sale.

(2) Why was a lower price accepted.

(3) What was the exact nature of the contamination that caused such a low price to be accepted for the property.

(4) When was the contamination assessment done.

(5) Who did the contamination assessment.

(6) Can a copy of the contamination assessment be provided.

(7) Who purchased the property.

(8) What plans did the purchasers indicate to the Government they had for the site.

1452  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister for Defence—

(1) Will detailed information regarding the recent activities of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in Iraq be made available to the Australian public; if so, when; if not, why not.

(2) (a) What are the casualty figures (deaths and injuries) of Iraqi citizens that directly resulted from action taken by the ADF; (b) how many of these casualties were: (i) military, and (ii) civilian; and (c) in what circumstances did these casualties occur.

(3) Was the ADF involved in any coalition operations that involved the use of cluster bomb munitions.