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Notice given 31 October 2005

1338  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister for Defence—

(1) Will the new ‘smart bomb’ to be used by the Royal Australian Air Force Hornet fighter-bombers contain depleted uranium (DU); if so, what quantity of DU is in each bomb.

(2) Did ordnance used during the joint United States of America and Australian military exercises held in Queensland in 2005 contain DU; if so, what quantity was dispersed over what area.