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Notice given 8 September 2003

1921  Senator Murray: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs—With reference to the Government’s policy in relation to the Mugabe Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) Government, can the Minister advise if there are any students attending Australian universities who are related to current ZANU-PF members of the Government or parliamentarians in Zimbabwe.

1935  Senator Bishop: To ask the Minister for Defence—

(1) How many instances were there in each of the past 3 years of explosives being stolen from Defence establishments.

(2) In how many instances in the same years were there incomplete reconciliations of stock holdings.

(3) In each case, what was stolen and in what quantity.

(4) (a) What regular process exists for the routine reconciliation of explosive supplies; and (b) what is the reporting and coordination process.

(5) What quantities of explosives, by type, were purchased in each of the past 2 financial years.

(6) In how many locations around Australia are explosives stored.

(7) What accountability for stocks of explosives exists to security agencies at both federal and state levels.