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Notice given 1 December 2006

2904  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—With reference to the export of weapons and military equipment for the 2005-06 financial year:

(1) By value, what were the largest 200 defence export approvals.

(2) What are the names of the companies that were involved in each of these contracts.

(3) To which countries did each of these approvals refer.

2906  Senator Webber: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—

(1) Is the Minister aware of any contact between the department or the Australian Defence Force and the directors or staff of Knight Industries Pty Ltd.


 (2) Is the Minister aware of any attempts by the department to acquire the technology known as the Knight Direct Location System, also known as KDLS.

(3) Can the Minister confirm that the department has conducted testing on this technology or investigated it in any way.

(4) Can the Minister confirm that a military police officer was with police when Mr Peter Cowell was arrested in November 2004.