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Notice given 21 April 2008

*421  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—

(1) Is it the case that, in a lawsuit lodged in the New South Wales Supreme Court by Ms Zhang Cui Ying against Mr Jiang Zemin, Mr Luo Gan and the 610 Office of China, the department submitted an appeal seeking leave to intervene and seeking to grant the defendants foreign diplomatic immunity under the Foreign States Immunities Act 1985 , making the defendants exempt from prosecution.

(2) Are there any other details that can be provided about the case and the Government’s involvement.

(3) What was the outcome of the case.