Report - Senate Select Committee on the Scrafton Evidence

Note: This page contains links to PDF files. For more information, see the web page on Accessing files.

Report - Senate Select Committee on the Scrafton Evidence

9 December 2004

© Commonwealth of Australia 2004
ISBN 0 642 71464 9

View the report as a single document - (PDF 4863KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of committee (PDF 135KB) (HTML format)
List of Abbreviations (PDF 85KB) (HTML format)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 132KB) (HTML format)

Conduct of inquiry
Report structure

Chapter 2 - The 'Children Overboard' Incident (PDF 177KB) (HTML format)

The incident
Public reporting of 'children overboard', doubts and attempts to correct the record
Unanswered questions in the CMI evidence

Chapter 3 - The Scrafton Evidence: Conversations with the Prime Minister (PDF 241KB) (HTML format)

Mr Scrafton's letter to The Australian
The Prime Minister's public statements on 8 - 9 November 2001
The Prime Minister's statements to Parliament - February 2002
Mr Scrafton's evidence of his conversations with the Prime Minister on 7 November 2001
The credibility of Mr Scrafton's evidence

Chapter 4 - The Scrafton Evidence: Handling of evidence to support 'children overboard' claims (PDF 190KB) (HTML format)

Mr Scrafton's involvement in the 'children overboard' issue: chronology
Misrepresentation of the photographs - attempts to correct the record
Delays to witness statements and video tape reaching Canberra
People Smuggling Taskforce not alerted to doubts about 'children overboard' story

Government Senators Report (PDF 263KB) (HTML format)
Additional Comments: Senator Andrew Bartlett (PDF 145KB) (HTML format)
Appendix 1 (PDF 92KB) (HTML format)
Statements Received
Appendix 2 (PDF 96KB) (HTML format)
Public Hearings
Appendix 3 (PDF 214KB)  
Correspondence from invited witnesses
Appendix 4 (PDF 2110KB)  
Witness Statements

For further information, contact:

Alistair Sands
Committee Secretary
Senate Select Committee on the Scrafton Evidence
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3527
Fax: +61 2 6277 3830