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Notice given 8 February 2007

2985  Senator Hutchins: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence—

(1) When did the Minister first receive the proposal from Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Wright to identify the remains of Australians killed at Fromelles and Pheasant Wood in France during World War I.

(2) Will the Minister consider the proposal.

(3) Can a breakdown be provided of the $150 000, for Dr Tony Pollard’s geophysical survey, quoted on page 5 of the Australian of 8 February 2007.

2986  Senator Hutchins: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs—

(1) How many entitlement cards have been allocated to Australian participants in British nuclear testing.

(2) Have any entitlement cards been allocated to Commonwealth Police officers; if so: (a) how many; and (b) to whom were they allocated.