[Extracted from the Senate Notice Paper - 6 October 2005]|
*1290 Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs - With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 431 (Senate Hansard, 14 June 2005, p. 168) regarding the sinking of the SIEV X vessel in which it was stated that the tragedy occurred in ‘international waters’ and the subsequent amendment to the answer replacing these specific words with the non-specific words ‘at an unknown location’:
(1) Why was the first answer revised.
(2) If the tragedy site is unknown, can it be said that it was not: (a) in Australian waters; (b) in Indonesian waters; and (c) in either, but in international waters.
(3) Based on the best available advice, what is the area outside which the tragedy did not occur and can coordinates be provided.