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The committee was established to inquire into the 'children overboard' incident, which began on 6 October 2001 off the coast of Christmas Island. The committee examined the conduct of relevant Commonwealth agencies during the incident and the detention arrangements in Nauru and Papua New Guinea known as the 'Pacific Solution'. See also the Select Committee on the Scrafton Evidence.


Peter Francis Salmon Cook


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Committee timeline – Select Committee on a Certain Maritime Incident


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Select Committee on A Certain Maritime Incident - Report (Erratum tabled 11 November 2002)Parliamentary paper number 498/2002
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