Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


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

12:33 pm

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

That makes it difficult to proceed. One of the things I was after—probably the most important—concerned the references I provided last night. I do not understand why this would not have been forthcoming during the morning, unless it was not given priority, but I sought the minister's advice on whether the government agrees with the statements made in three reference documents that I provided last night about the number of cluster weapons and submunitions that were fired into Iraq in 2003, and which Australian SAS, Regular Army and RAAF forces supported that action. Let us pick up those ones in particular. Has the minister been given the opportunity, or has anyone else bothered, to look at those documents and assess whether they are accurate or not?


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