Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


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

1:13 pm

Photo of David FeeneyDavid Feeney (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence) Share this | Hansard source

I think your understanding of that is correct. We will not be aware of cluster munitions that are aboard foreign planes or vessels transiting through Australia, but we are required to be and we are aware of all munitions stockpiled in Australia, as I described, and we will prohibit the stockpiling of cluster munitions in Australia. The convention does not contradict that approach—it does not go to transiting vessels or planes. As I have described, that is consistent with the convention.


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