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Second Reading Speeches

Britt Lapthorne Bill 2009

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
FIELDING, Sen Steve
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
42

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Summary

The bill: requires the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to identify and contact a person’s next of kin when that person is in a foreign country and believed to be missing; provides for the department and its agencies to offer assistance in such circumstances; and requires the minister to report annually on the development and implementation of international agreements relating to Australian citizens believed to be missing overseas.