Senate debates

Monday, 19 March 2012

Questions on Notice

Whaling (Question No. 1553)

Photo of Chris EvansChris Evans (WA, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

I am advised that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) My department did not allocate any additional resources to the return of the three anti-whaling protestors to Australia. My department responded to the incident within its existing resources.

Questions regarding expenditure by other agencies are best answered by those agencies.

(2) My department responded to the incident within existing resources. No additional expenditure was required.

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