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Notice given 15 July 2003

1631  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister for Defence—

(1) Does the Australian Government have a position on the acquisition and use of munitions containing depleted uranium; if so, can an outline of this position be provided.

(2) Does the Australian Defence Force (ADF) have a position on the acquisition and use of munitions containing depleted uranium; if so, can an outline of this position be provided.

(3) Do members of the ADF receive training on the use and handling of munitions containing depleted uranium; if so, what is the nature of this training.

(4) What measures are in place to monitor and protect members of the ADF who may be exposed to munitions containing depleted uranium, such as in the recent conflict in Iraq.

(5) Have munitions containing depleted uranium ever been used in exercises within Australia; if so, can a list be provided of the occasions on which such munitions were used, including the nature of the exercises.

(6) (a) Does the ADF have a stock of munitions containing depleted uranium; and (b) has the ADF ever had a stock of depleted uranium munitions.

(7) What Australian weapons systems have in the past used, or still do use, munitions containing depleted uranium.

(8) Is the United States military permitted to transport munitions containing depleted uranium on Australian soil or within Australian waters.