Talisman Sabre exercises

Wednesday 19 October 2011 - Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee

Senator LUDLAM: It is a statement of fact. Maybe it is a statement of partisan fact. I will leave the clusters issue there. I have a couple of questions on the issue of Talisman Sabre by way of follow-up to a question on notice last time. Thank you very much for your answer to my question 563, which went into a bit of detail on the costs and some of the background details of the exercise. In the answer you indicated that you did not yet have a total cost for this year's exercise. I think you have also indicated that 2009 cost $48 million. Have we got a total cost for this year's exercise?