Public hearing - Canberra, Thursday 3 March 2011

Provisions of the Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Bill 2010

Public hearing - Canberra, Thursday 3 March 2011

Senate Committee Room 2S1
Parliament House

4.30 pm – 7.30 pm



Sub No.

Panel 1


4.30 pm – 5.45 pm


Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
Ms Karina Okotel, Member


Australian Red Cross
Dr Helen Durham, Strategic Adviser of International Law  


Cluster Munition Coalition
Ms Lorel Thomas, Member


Human Rights Watch & International Human Rights Clinic
Ms Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher, Arms Division, Human Rights Watch and Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School   (via telephone conference)


5.45 pm – 6.05 pm

Australian Council of Super Investors
Mr Phillip Arthur Spathis, Manager, Strategy and Engagement
Mr Azhar Abidi, ACSI Committee of Management and Director, Sustainability and Responsible Investment, Industry Funds Management Pty Ltd


Break - 10 minutes


Panel 2


6.15 pm – 7.30 pm


Attorney-General's Department
Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, Office of International Law
Ms Netta Goussac, Acting Principal Legal Officer, Office of International Law


Department of Defence
Lieutenant General David Hurley AC, DSC, Vice Chief of the Defence Force
Air Marshal Mark Binskin, AO, Chief of the Air Force
Ms Rebecca Skinner, First Assistant Secretary, Strategic Policy

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Mr Allan McKinnon, First Assistant Secretary, International Security Division
Mr Andrew Rose, Director, International Law Section, International Organisations and Legal Division

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818