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Notice given 3 September 2003

1856  Senator Bartlett: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—

(1) With reference to all vessels sunk in Australian waters between 1936 and 1946, that the Commonwealth is aware of, can the following details be provided: (a) the location, (b) the name of the vessel; (c) the cargo the vessel was carrying at the time; and (d) the flag state of the vessel.

(2) How does the Commonwealth propose to address the environmental risks posed by these shipwrecks.