Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Further debris to be examined in relation to the disappearance of MH370

Media Release

DC034/2016

03 April 2016

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today confirmed another piece of debris, found in Mauritius, will be examined in connection to the disappearance of MH370.

“The Malaysian Government is working with officials from Mauritius to seek to take custody of the debris and arrange for its examination,” Mr Chester said.

“This debris is an item of interest however until the debris has been examined by experts it is not possible to ascertain its origin.”

More than 95,000 square kilometres of the 120,000 square kilometre search zone have been completed.

“As we continue the search in the days and months ahead, we remain hopeful the aircraft will be found,” Mr Chester said.

More information about the search can be found on the Joint Agency Coordination Centre website at www.jacc.gov.au.