Cluster Munitions

Wednesday 19 October 2011 - Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee


Senator LUDLAM: I will give you a quick preview. I have two questions, one relating to cluster munitions and the ADF and one relating to Talisman Sabre, so fit them in where you will.

Senator Feeney: Go for it.

Senator LUDLAM: Do we have the right people at the table? Okay. Last time we met we discussed cluster munitions. You outlined that the ADF had some cluster weaponry for training purposes, countermeasures and so on only, in terms of being able to disarm them and identify them and so on. Can you update the committee or provide on notice how many people are trained within our various services for dealing with these weapons?