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Notice given 2 October 2003

Senator O’Brien: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 2178-2181)—For each of the following financial years: 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04 to date; on how many occasions has the department and its agencies been swept for listening devices; and for each sweep can the following information be provided: (a) when the sweep was undertaken; (b) where the sweep was undertaken; (c) when the sweep was ordered and who ordered it; (d) why the sweep was ordered; (e) who conducted the sweep; and (f) what was the result of the sweep including, if applicable, the nature of any discovery, the resulting investigation, and details of any action taken against any persons.

2178 Minister representing the Prime Minister

2179 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

2180 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

2181 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry