Recommendation 1

2.32      The committee recommends the department formulate a protocol requiring that people claiming to be diplomats, employees or officials of foreign governments or people who possess knowledge or understanding of the foreign government in question, be dealt with by senior officers.

Recommendation 2

2.75      The committee recommends that DIMIA take immediate steps to ensure that all officers are made aware of their confidentiality obligations under relevant legislation and conventions. Furthermore, that they are made aware of the need to exercise care when dealing with a foreign diplomat and that such important matters are dealt with expeditiously by a senior officer.

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