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Tuesday, 8 November 2011
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Senator CHRIS EVANS (Western AustraliaMinister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (15:01): I seek leave to have incorporated into Hansard some additional information responding to a question that Senator Bob Brown asked of me in my capacity representing the Minister for Defence yesterday.

Leave granted.

The answer read as follows—

Senator Chris Evans

Leader of the Government in the Senate

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Response to Question from Senator Bob Brown at Senate Question Time, Monday 7 November

Senator Brown asked a question about parliamentary debate on Australia's continuing involvement in Afghanistan.

As the Senate is aware, on 19 October last year the Prime Minister made a ministerial statement on Australia's involvement in Afghanistan.

In the course of her statement the Prime Minister advised the House of Representatives: "I will make a statement like this one to the House each year that our Afghanistan involvement continues."

I am advised that Prime Minister proposes to make a ministerial statement on this matter in the week commencing 21 November.

There will be an opportunity for Members and Senators, including Senator Brown, to note that statement in that week.