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Notice given 21 May 2008

*438  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—With reference to the findings of the New South Wales Coroner’s inquest into the death of Mr Brian Peters, killed at Balibo, East Timor in October 1975 that Mr Peters and his colleagues clearly identified themselves as Australians and as journalists, they were unarmed and dressed in civilian clothes, they had their hands raised in the universally recognised gesture of surrender, and they were shot and/or stabbed to death in a deliberate act by the Indonesian military: Is it the intention of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute the perpetrators for violating the Geneva Convention by the deliberate killing of unarmed civilians; if so, when will the prosecution take place; if not, why not.