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#estimates, in retrospect

#estimates, in retrospect

 A fortnight ago I sketched a quick summary of what your Parliament does during a budget estimates fortnight. Now you get to see the some of the results. Yes, there was obfuscation, timewasting and petty denial, but the last two weeks has impressed on me again how important this ritual is for all concerned, particularly in the light of the unique nature of the budget in question.

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Storage of Russian Nuclear Material

Inspection of Russian nuclear facilities (Question No. 312)

Senator Scott Ludlam: asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 19 March 2014:

(1) Can the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office detail the International Atomic Energy Agency's physical inspection record and regime at
Russian nuclear facilities.

(2) When did the last independent international inspection of Russian nuclear
facilities occur.

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Australian Uranium sales to the UAE

Australian Uranium sales to the UAE (Question No. 309) 

Senator Scott Ludlam: asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 19 March 2014:

With reference to the agreement that seeks to facilitate Australian uranium sales to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) : 

(1) Can advice be provided on the status of this agreement. 

(2) When is it expected that the agreement will be available for scrutiny by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. 

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Uranium sales to India

Uranium sales to India  (Question No. 305) 
Senator Scott Ludlam: asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 19 March 2014: 
With reference to uranium sales to India: 
(1) What is the current status of bilateral talks aimed at advancing the planned sale of Australian uranium to India. 
(2) When did the most recent talks take place, and can the following details be provided: 
(a) who attended; (b) what the key issues were for discussion; and (c) what issues remain unresolved. 

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