Budget estimates 2012-2013

Budget estimates 2012-2013

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Hansard Transcripts

28 May 2012 Defence Portfolio (HTML & PDF)
29 May 2012 Defence Portfolio (HTML & PDF)
30 May 2012 Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio (HTML & PDF)
31 May 2012 Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio (HTML & PDF)

Tabled Documents

Department Officer Topic View
Department of Defence Chief of the Defence Force

Statement to the 2012-13 Budget Estimates Hearing

(PDF 1181KB)
Department of Defence Secretary of Defence Opening Statement (PDF 1877KB)
Department of Defence Chief of the Defence Force Opening Statement (PDF 892KB)
Department of Defence Chief of the Defence Force

Response of 25 May 2012 provided to Ian McPhedran, News Ltd, to questions asked about the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service (ADFIS)

(PDF 1365KB)
Department of Defence Senator Eggleston Information on Major Resource Projects in Northern Australia from the Kimberley Economic Forum (PDF 1475KB)
DVA Senator Ronaldson Canberra Times articles relating to the appointment of the Chair of the Australian War Memorial Council, press clippings dated 19 and 20 April 2012 (PDF 492KB)
DVA Senator Feeney Letter from Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon Warren Snowdon to General Peter Cosgrove AC MC, dated 6 March 2012 (PDF 143KB)
AusAID Senator Kroger Photos of hospital in Daru (PDF 3013KB)
AusAID Director General of AusAID Photos of Daru X-ray unit launch and an interim isolation ward (PDF 74KB)
(PDF 192KB)
AusAID Senator Ronaldson

Correspondence from Shurat HaDin Israel Law Centre to World Vision Australia, dated 15 February 2012

(PDF 610KB)
AusAID Senator Ronaldson Democratic Institutions Support Projects, Palestinian Institutional Configurations in the West Bank and Gaza under four autonomy scenarios, May 1993 (PDF 8051KB)
AusAID Senator Kroger The Liaison Office, Uruzgan: 18 months after the Dutch/Australian Leadership Handover, April 2012 (PDF 2477KB)

Clarifications and Corrections to Evidence

Department of Defence, letter from the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, clarifying evidence he gave at Budget Estimates on 29 May 2012, concerning RAN Jet Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats, dated 1 June 2012 (PDF 3668KB)

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, letter from Mr Richard Rowe, Senior Legal Adviser, International Organisations and Legal Division, clarifying evidence he gave at Budget Estimates on 30 May 2012, concerning the budget for the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, dated 27 June 2012 (PDF 27KB)

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, letter from Ms Sally Mansfield, Chief of Protocol, clarifying evidence he gave at Budget Estimates on 30 May 2012, concerning Australia's Ambassador to France, Mr Ric Wells, dated 14 June 2012 (PDF 44KB)

Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), letter from Mr Peter Grey, Chief Executive Officer,  clarifying evidence he gave at Budget Estimates on 31 May 2012, concerning the international students from Colombia, dated 4 July 2012 (PDF 932KB)

Department of Veterans' Affairs, letter from Mr Ian Campbell, Secretary, correcting evidence given by Mr Neil Bayles, Assistant Secretary, Case Escalation and MRCA Review Branch, at Budget Estimates on 29 May 2012, concerning what out-years expenditure had been allocated for the review of permanent impairment decisions since 2004, dated 12 July 2012 (PDF 101KB)

Department of Defence, cover letter and nine letters of correction to evidence:

(a) letter from General David Hurley, AC, DSC, Chief of the Defence Force, concerning the detainee management   process in Afghanistan and the DLA Piper Review (dated 23 July 2012);

(b) letter from Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, Chief of Navy, concerning the Navy Jet Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (dated 1 June 2012);

(c) letter from Air Marshal Geoff Brown, Chief of Air Force, concerning performance differences between the Alenia C-27J 'Spartan' Battlefield Airlifter aircraft and the Military Airbus C-295 aircraft (dated June 2012);

(d) letter from Mr Brendan Sargeant, Deputy Secretary Strategy, concerning Overseas Development Aid (ODA) eligible expenditure (dated 12 June 2012);

(e) letter from Rear Admiral Robyn Walker, AM, Commander Joint Health, concerning the Simpson Assist Program
(dated 6 June 2012);

(f) letter from Rear Admiral Peter Marshall, AM, Head Maritime Systems, concerning the length of Navy's Jet Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (dated 21 June 2012);

(g) letter from Air Vice-Marshal Collin Thorne, Head Aerospace Systems Division, concerning the acquisition of the C-27J aircraft (dated 13 June 2012); and

(h) two letters from Mr Mark Jenkin, Acting Deputy Secretary Defence Support, concerning the cost of providing bottled water at RAAF Base Pearce, and construction costs for huts at Cultana Barracks, South Australia (both letters date d21 June 2012), , cover letter dated 3 August 2012 (PDF 479KB).

The Liaison Office (TLO), letter from the TLO correcting the public record on information provided by AusAID to the Budget estimates hearing on 31May 2012, dated 16 September 2012 (PDF 193KB).

Department of Defence, letter from General David Hurley AC, DSC, Chief of the Defence Force, assuring the committee that the evidence provided at the Estimates hearing of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee on 28 May 2012 remains correct contrary to the recent allegation made by the ABC on its 7.30 program. In a story broadcast on Friday 13 December 2013 the ABC claimed that the General Hurley misled the Committee over the circumstances surrounding the death of an insurgent who was shot and killed by an Australian soldier in Afghanistan (dated 20 December 2013) (PDF 2135KB).

Questions on notice index and answers

Defence Portfolio

Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio

For further information, contact:

Estimates Officer
Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: fadt.sen@aph.gov.au

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