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Friday, 5 October 1984
Page: 1292

Debate resumed from 4 October, on motion by Senator Gareth Evans:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

upon which Senator Durack had moved by way of amendment:

At end of motion, add ', but the Senate calls upon the Government to establish a Royal Commission with terms of reference to investigate and report upon:

(a) the origins of the tapes and documents, the subject of the Bill;

(b) the authenticity of the information contained in and upon the said tapes and documents;

(c) whether such information reveals any offences against laws of the Commonwealth;

(d) whether, arising from such information, any criminal charges should be laid ;

(e) whether any action has already been taken by any law enforcement agency arising out of the said information; and

(f) whether any immunities should be granted to any person to enable the Royal Commission fully to investigate the above matters'.