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Wednesday, 11 October 2006
Page: 227


Mr Melham asked the Attorney-General, in writing, on 13 June 2006:

(1)   On what occasions has he, or a person acting under his direction, given consent to the prosecution of a person for an offence under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952.

(2)   In respect of persons prosecuted for an offence under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952, what are their names and the charges made against them.

(3)   Is he, or his Department, aware of any previous prosecutions made under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952; if so, what are the details.


Mr Ruddock (Attorney-General) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   On one occasion, in April 2006, consent was given to the prosecution of four people under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952.

(2)   These four persons are: Bryan Law, Donna Mulhearn, Adele Goldie, James Dowling. All of these persons have been charged under section 9(1) of the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952, and three of these persons have also been charged under section 17(1) of that Act.

(3)   After a search of the Departmental filing system, I am unaware, and my Department is also unaware, of any previous prosecutions made under the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952.