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Notice given 18 September 2006

2497  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the airspace management contract between Airservices Australia and the Government of the Solomon Islands:

(1) What was the commencement date of the Airservices Australia internal investigation that found that, between 1998 and 2003, contract payments totalling $2.2 million had been made to third parties.

(2) When did the internal investigation conclude.

(3) Who conducted the internal investigation.

(4) When was the report of the internal investigation provided to: (a) the Minister and/or the Minister’s office; and (b) the department.

(5) Can a copy of the report be provided; if not, why not.