Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Bill 2010; In Committee

1:12 pm

Photo of Scott LudlamScott Ludlam (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

To come back to the topic of cluster weapons, then, correct me if I am wrong but we are given an inventory of the total amount of ordnance but not broken out by weapon type, so we would not necessarily know if the 14-foot-long cylinder was a single device or in fact was 10,000 small submunitions. Maybe I misunderstood your comment: do we actually know, broken out by weapon type, what is stored on Australian soil? Let us start with that before we deal with naval or air assets. What degree of detail is provided to Australian authorities?


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