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Tuesday, 25 March 1997
Page: 2381


Senator MARGETTS —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That—

(1)   The Standing Committee on Appropriations and Staffing, in its examination of the report Managing the Parliament: The way ahead , conduct a public inquiry into the report, including:

   (a)   appropriate advertising of the inquiry;

   (b)   calling for submissions;

   (c)   the holding of public hearings; and

   (d)   the presentation of a comprehensive report by 26 June 1997.

(2)   The committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the inquiry, with the approval of the President of the Senate.