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Notice given 16 June 2003

Senator Brown: To move—That the following matters be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 18 August 2003:

The role, operation and effectiveness of Australia’s security and intelligence agencies in the lead-up to the Iraq war, including:

(a) the discrepancies, if any, between claims made by the Australian Government and its agencies concerning Iraq and Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program and information supplied by Australia’s intelligence agencies;

(b) the discrepancies, if any, between information gathered by Australian intelligence agencies concerning Iraq and Iraq’s WMDs before the war and the actuality of the WMD program discovered after the conflict;

(c) the discrepancies, if any, between Australia and other nations, including the United States of America, in intelligence received regarding Iraq and Iraq’s WMD program; and

(d) any other matters relating to claims concerning Iraq or Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.

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Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 2003. ( Referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)