Senate debates

Monday, 19 March 2012

Questions on Notice

Attorney-General's (Question No. 1555)

Photo of Joe LudwigJoe Ludwig (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) Share this | Hansard source

The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The work of the Attorney-General's Department towards the return to Australia of the three protestors was undertaken within existing resources. Questions as to contributions from other agencies are best answered by those agencies.

Twelve officers from the International Law and Human Rights Division, the Criminal Justice Division and the International Crime Cooperation Division worked on this issue to varying degrees during the period from Sunday, 8 January 2012 to Monday, 16 January 2012, when the protestors arrived in Albany, Western Australia.

The Department does not record time spent on discrete issues by individual officers.

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