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Notice given 4 August 2005

1054  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—With reference to evidence on the Tomson case given to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee during additional estimates on 14 February 2005, ( Hansard reference L&C p.182):

(1) Has compensation been finalised; if so, what is the offer and when will it be submitted to Mr Tomson; if not, can details be provided on the outstanding matters under consideration that are delaying the finalisation of this matter.

(2) For the outstanding matters identified in paragraph (1), can information be provided on how these matters will be progressed.

 

 1059  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—With reference to the matters that were referred to the Director of International and Operations:

(1) For each of the years 2001 to date: (a) how many matters were referred; and (b) to which countries did these matters relate.

(2) What action was taken on these matters.

(3) Of these matters, how many were referred to: (a) the Minister for Justice and Customs; and (b) the Attorney-General.

(4) Of those matters referred to the Minister for Justice and Customs and the Attorney-General, what action was taken.

(5) Was the Bali 9 case referred to: (a) the Director of International and Operations; (b) the Minister for Justice and Customs; or (c) the Attorney-General; if so, what action was taken in relation to that specific matter.

(6) (a) Can a copy be provided of the current mutual assistance manual used to cover informal police-to-police assistance rendered before charge; (b) when was this manual last revised; (c) are any revisions currently being undertaken; and (d) are any revisions planned.

(7) Are the mutual assistance procedures different in countries with the death penalty to those countries without the death penalty; if so, what is the difference; if not, why not.