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Notice given 9 July 2007

*3402  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—

(1) From 2005 to 2007, what has been the total cost incurred by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in conducting investigations into matters arising from the inquiry by the House of Representatives Privileges Committee into ‘documents fraudulently and inaccurately written and issued in a member’s name’, also known as the April Fools’ Day inquiry.

(2) On what date was the Honourable Gary Nairn MP, who initiated the reference to the committee on 10 August 2005, advised by the AFP that since the events occurred on April Fools’ Day they may have been a prank.

(3) What costs were incurred by the AFP after Mr Nairn was advised that the matter may have been an April Fools’ Day prank.