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Notice given 23 August 2007

3443  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In regard to the prospect of an avian influenza pandemic:

(1) Has the Government considered helping Indonesia to increase its preparedness for an avian influenza pandemic, for example, by providing equivalent pro-rata supplies of anti-viral drugs and vaccine supplies to those now available in Australia.

(2) What specific assistance has been provided by the Government to prevent avian influenza in West Papua.

(3) What aid has been provided in order to help detect, prevent and meet the emergency of a pandemic in: (a) East Timor; and (b) Papua New Guinea.