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Monday, 10 November 2008
Page: 10453


Mrs Moylan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, in writing, on 1 September 2008:

In respect of your response dated 30 May 2008 to my constituent about the investigation into samples taken from MV Al Kuwait: (a) what is the nature of the samples collected onboard MV Al Kuwait during its voyage from Portland, Victoria, in September 2002; (b) in total, how many samples were collected; (c) how many, and what types of tests were performed on these samples; (d) what is the name of the laboratory that analysed the data; and (e) is a copy of the final report available to the public; if so, what is its title and from where is it available.


Mr Burke (Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

There is no record in the Ministerial Workflow Management System of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry of a response dated 30 May 2008 being prepared or sent to your constituent regarding samples taken on board the MV Al Kuwait in September 2002.