Supplementary Budget estimates 2012-2013

Supplementary Budget estimates 2012-2013

Hansard Transcripts

17 October 2012 Defence Portfolio (HTML & PDF)
18 October 2012 Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio (HTML & PDF)

Tabled Documents

Clarifications and Corrections to Evidence

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, two letters correcting the factual evidence provided by individual officers as outlined below (PDF 907KB):

a)    Mr Kevin Nixon, Executive Director Overseas Property and Services, concerning address provided for the temporary residence of the Ambassador in Rome, dated 29 October 2012; and

b)    Mr Justin Brown, First Assistant Secretary Consular Public Diplomacy and Parliamentary Affairs Division, concerning the number of Australian citizens on the ground in Mali, dated 26 October 2012.

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), letter from Mr Gary Dunn, Chief Operating Officer, concerning the number of AusAID websites, dated 1 November 2012 (PDF 1632KB).

Department of Defence,  six letters of correction:

a) General D J Hurley, AC, DSC, Chief of the Defence Force, correcting evidence provided in the CDF’s opening statement and evidence provided in response to questions from Senator Rhiannon in relation to ODA in Afghanistan, dated 11 November 2012 (PDF 1053KB);

b) Air Marshall M D Binskin, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, concerning the breakdown of ADF personnel currently deployed to Nauru and Manus Island, dated 1 November 2012 (PDF 665KB);

c) Major General A J Campbell, DSC, AM, Deputy Chief of Army, clarifying a response to a question from Senator Macdonald regarding Reserve training days, dated 30 October 2012 (PDF 1096KB).

d) Mr Brendan Sergeant, Deputy Secretary Strategy, correcting evidence concerning 2009 White Paper funding, dated 2 November 2012 (PDF 28KB).

e) Mr Mark Cunliffe PSM, Head Defence Legal, correcting evidence concerning the DLA Piper Review of Allegations of Sexual and Other Abuse in Defence, dated 8 November 2012 (PDF 52KB).

f) Mr Simon Lewis PSM, Chief Operating Officer, correcting evidence concerning Defence’s leasing of property at Moorebank, dated 6 December 2012 (PDF 30KB).

Senator the Hon David Feeney, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, concerning changes to recreation leave travel for members of the Australian Defence Force, dated 19 November 2012 (PDF 178KB).

Department of Veteran's Affairs, letter from Mr Ian Campbell, Secretary, concerning: research looking at depression in Australian Gulf War veterans; a systematic review of psychological disorder, multi-symptom disorder and chronic fatigue for the Gulf War, Iraq War and Afghanistan with Monash; and the closing date for BEST funding applications, dated 26 November 2012 (PDF 720KB).

Questions on notice index and answers

Answers to questions on notice are due by close of business on Friday, 7 December 2012.

Answers to questions on notice for each portfolio will be loaded to the respective portfolio pages, links below.

Defence Portfolio

Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio

For further information, contact:

Estimates Officer
Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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