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Friday, 3 April 1987
Page: 1817


Senator NEWMAN(9.59) —I thank the Minister for reading out the other Minister's response. I draw the Committee's attention to the fact that the response was available to the Scrutiny of Bills Committee and on both clauses-we are not yet considering clause 14-the Committee rejected the Minister's view. The Committee said that, if the Government considers it `unlikely that the question of self-incrimination will arise, given the nature of the Commission's inquiry, then in the Committee's view the protection from self-incrimination available at common law should not be removed at all'. If there is no fear of self-incrimination arising, why take away the protection against self-incrimination?

Progress reported.