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Notice given 8 March 2007

3045  Senator Bishop: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—

(1) For each of the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, what were the retention rates among personnel that served overseas in the: (a) Royal Australian Navy; (b) Australian Army; and (c) Royal Australian Air Force.

(2) For each of the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, what were the retention rates among combat units that served in Iraq.

(3) For each of the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, what were the retention rates among combat units that served in Afghanistan.

(4) Are overseas deployments having an affect on the Australian Defence Force’s attrition/retention rates; if so, why.