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Notice given 21 September 2006

2502  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs—Can information be provided on the Long Term Immigration Detention Strategy ‘contingency facility’ located on the Cocos Islands, including but not limited to: (a) location; (b) capacity; (c) security; (d) capital cost; (e) ongoing cost; (f) medical facilities; (g) staff numbers; (h) current status; and (i) planned use.


 2503  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs—With reference to funding priorities for the 2006 Living in Harmony Funded Community Projects:

(1) What are the Australian values that funded community projects will promote.

(2) How were these values identified.

(3) (a) What criteria are being used to evaluate grant applications in regard to the promotion of Australian values; and (b) how were they developed.

2504  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—

(1) What training exercises have been conducted between Australia and Israel in the past 2 years.

(2) Has any defence-related equipment exported to Israel from Australia been used by the Israeli Defence Forces in the recent conflict in Lebanon.

(3) For the years 2005 and 2006 to date, can a detailed list be provided of all defence-related goods (both military and duel use) supplied to Israel by the Government or Australian companies, including: (a) the exact nature of the goods; (b) the name of the manufacturer; and (c) the value of the goods.