Terms of Reference

Inquiry into matters relating to the Gallipoli Peninsula

Terms of Reference

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On 11 May 2005 , the Senate referred the following matters to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2005. On 21 June 2005 the Senate extended the time to report to 18 August 2005. On 17 August 2005 the Senate extended the time to report to 15 September 2005. On 8 September 2005 the Senate extended the time to report to 12 October 2005.

(a) the circumstances surrounding the request by the Australian Government to the Turkish Government in August 2004 to undertake work to ease congestion on the Gallipoli Peninsula;

(b) the role of the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr Downer), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Attorney-General’s Department, the Office of Australian War Graves, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Environment Australia in the road works, and related construction activity, at ANZAC Cove in the lead-up to ANZAC Day on 25 April 2005;

(c) the heritage protection of ANZAC Cove, including the proposed joint historical and archaeological survey of ANZAC Cove and proposals for the establishment of an international peace park, as well as national and world heritage listing for the area; and

(d) any other related matters.

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3439
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
Email: fpa.sen@aph.gov.au