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How many of the 1500 asylum seeker lives lost at sea since 2001 could have been saved?
Zahra (6), Fatima (7) and Eman (9) - the daughters of Sondos Ismail and Ahmed Alzalimi -  three of the 146 children who lost their lives when the vessel that has become known as SIEVX foundered in international waters en route to Christmas Island on 19 October 2001.
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Index to the Senate CMI Committee Transcript

The table below provides a comprehensive index to the transcript of the Senate CMI Committee. All transcript files are in portable document format (PDF) and require Acrobat reader. If you don't already have Acrobat reader installed on your computer you can download a copy here.

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Please note: The column marked 'Date' contains links to the complete transcript of testimony given by all witnesses who appeared on a particular date; the column marked 'Pages' links to the extracted testimony of the particular witness and the column marked 'SIEVX' links to the extracted testimony relating to SIEVX given by the particular witness.

Name of Witness Title & Position Date(s) Pages SIEVX
Banks, Norman Commander
RAN
25/3, 26/3, 4/4 156-366  
Barker, Mr Geoffrey Journalist, AFR 1/5 1297-1324  
Barrie, Christopher Chief of Defence Force 12/4 738-806  
Bloomfield, Mr Tim Director
Media Liaison
Department of Defence
17/4 1172-85  
Bonser, Marcus Rear Admiral
Director General Coastwatch
Australian Customs Service
22/5 1628-79 1628-79
Bryant, Ms Jennifer Assistant Secretary
Ed. & Immigration Branch
Prime Minister & Cabinet
18/4 1256-93  
Byrne, Philip Air Commodore
Commander
Maritime Patrol Group, RAAF
30/7 2154-2181 2154-2181
Chatterton, Piers Commander
Director of Operations, Navy
Department of Defence
17/4 1162-71 1164-5
Davidson, Mr Clive CEO
AMSA
1/5
11/7
1359-88
1872-1883
1359-88
1872-1883
Day, Colonel Stephen Commandant
Aus Defence Force Academy
17/4 1096-98 1098
Dobell, Mr Graeme Foreign Affairs & Defence Correspondent
Radio Australia
Parliamentary Press Gallery
1/5 1297-1324  
Edwards, Ms Katrina Former First Assistant Sec.
Social Policy Div.
Prime Minister & Cabinet
22/5 1704-57 1704-6
1726-9
Ensor, Mr James Director Public Policy
Oxfam CAA
1/5 1389-1404  
Evans, Gregory Group Captain
Chief of Staff to
Chief of Defence Force
17/4 1091-95  
Farmer, William Secretary
DIMIA
16/4 808-99  
Gallagher, Col. Patrick Commander
Australian Theatre
Joint Intelligence Centre
11/7 1884-1922 1884-1922
Halton, Ms Jane Former Chair
People Smuggling TaskForce
Prime Minister & Cabinet
16/4
 
 
 
30/7
900-1049
 
 
 
2040-2153
945-52, 965-6
996-1002,
1009

2093-2153
Hammer, Dr Brendon Former Assistant Secretary
Def. Intel. & Security Brch
Prime Minister & Cabinet
13/6 1800-1869  
Harris, Ms Susan Member
National Refugee Team
Amnesty International Aus.
1/5 1456-86  
Hawke, Dr Allan Secretary
Department of Defence
25/3 1-53  
Hill, Robert Minister
Defence
5/6*
* = FAD&T
337* 337*
Hodges, Mr John Chairman
Immigration Detention Advisory Group, c/o DIMIA
1/5 1405-26  
Houston, Allan Air Vice Marshal
Chief of Air Force
Department of Defence
17/4 1052-90  
Humphreys, Mr Brian Director General
Communication Strategies
Department of Defence
17/4 1141-61  
Illingworth, Mr Robert Assistant Secretary
Offshore Protection, DIMIA
16/4 808-99  
Keelty, Michael Commissioner
Australian Federal Police
11/7
6/8**
** = L&C
1923-1984
25-35**
1923-1984
31, 33**
Kevin, Mr Tony (Private capacity) 1/5 1325-58 1325-58
Killesteyn, Mr Edward Deputy Secretary
DIMIA
16/4
11/7
808-99
1985-2037
 
1985-2037
King, Stefan Commander
Deputy Director
Capability Resourcing Navy Capability Performance & Plans Branch, Navy HQ
Department of Defence
2/5 1490-1549  
McDevitt, Brendon Federal Agent
General Manager National
Australian Federal Police
11/7 1923-1984 1923-1984
McKenry, Ms Jennifer Head Public Affairs & Corporate Communication
Department of Defence
17/4 1099-1140  
McMahon, Mr Vincent First Assistant Secretary
Offshore Centre Management & Infrastructure, DIMIA
16/4
11/7
808-899
1985-2037
 
1985-2037
McPhedran, Mr Ian Bureau Chief
News Ltd
1/5 1297-1324  
O'Connor, Mr Michael J. Executive Director
Aus. Defence Association.
22/5 1597-1627  
O'Keefe, Ms Ann Maree Deputy Director
General Pacific Contracts & Corporate Policy, AusAid
1/5 1427-1454  
Pace, Dr John Expert
Amnesty International Aus.
1/5 1456-1486  
Peek, Sir Richard Vice Admiral
(Retired)
18/4 1191-1255  
Podger, Andrew Pub. Service Commissioner
PS & Merit Protect. Commission
18/4 1191-1255  
Raby, Dr Geoff First Assistant Secretary
Internat. Orgs. & Legal Div.
Foreign Affairs & Trade
1/5 1427-1454 1449-50
1452
Reid, Mr Malcolm Manager, Advocacy
Oxfam CAA
1/5 1389-1404  
Ritchie, Chris Rear Admiral
Commander Aus. Theatre
Department of Defence
4/4
4/6*
* = FAD&T
367-407
179-234*
 
216-234*
Shackleton, David Vice Admiral
Chief of Navy, RAN
25/3 54-154 78-82
108-9
Sidhu, Ms Harinder Senior Adviser
Def. Intel. & Security Brch
International Division
Prime Minister & Cabinet
2/5
13/6
1550-1635
1759-1799
 
Siegmund, Ms Nelly Acting Deputy Secretary
DIMIA
11/7 1985-2037 1985-2037
Silverstone, Mike Brigadier
Commander
Department of Defence
4/4 322-366
408-446
 
Smith, Geoffrey Rear Admiral
Maritime Commander
Department of Defence
4/4, 5/4, 11/4 447-681 454-5,
461-2,
475-7
487-8,
675-7
Smith, Hugh Assoc. Prof.
School of Politics
ADF Academy
18/4 1191-1255  
Stackpool, Mr Andrew Public Affairs Officer
Director of Media Liaison
Public Affairs & Corporate Communication
Department of Defence
17/4 1186-1190  
Storer, Mr Desmond First Assistant Secretary
Parliamentary & Legal Division, DIMIA
16/4 808-899  
Tapp, Mr Charles Deputy Director General
PNG & Global Programs, AusAID
1/5 1427-1454  
Thom, Dr Graham Refugee Coordinator
Amnesty International Aus.
1/5 1456-1486  
Tiernan, Ms Anne-Maree Sen. Research Asst.
School of Politics
Griffith University
18/4 1191-1255  
Titheridge, Alan Air Vice-Marshal
Head Strategic Command
Department of Defence
12/4
5/6*
* = FAD&T
683-737
357-9*
 
357-9*
Uhr, Dr John Senior Fellow
Pol. Science Program
Res. School Soc Sciences
ANU
18/4 1191-1255  
Walker, Group Captain Participant
Centre for Defence & Strat. Studies Course 2002
Department of Defence
22/5 1681-1703  
Weller, Prof. Patrick Deputy Director
Key Centre for Ethics, Law...
Griffith University
18/4 1191-1255  
Wise, Mr James First Assistant Secretary
Sth Pac., Afr. & MidEst. Div.
Foreign Affairs & Trade
1/5 1427-1454  
 

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