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Notice given 27 February 2003

1227  Senator Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—With reference to the attack on Elsye Rumbiak Bonai and her 12-year old daughter, Mariana, in West Papua on 28 December 2002:

(1) (a) When was the Minister informed of the attack; and (b) was the Minister aware that Ms Bonai is the wife of the director of the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy, Johannes Bonai.

(2) What was the involvement of the Indonesian Army in this attack.

(3) How was the attack carried out and who else was involved.

(4) What has the Australian Government done to help bring the attackers involved to justice, including ensuring a full and independent inquiry into the atrocity.