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Wednesday, 13 November 2002
Page: 6245

Senator MACKAY (Tasmania) (3.41 p.m.)—At the request of Senator Faulkner, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) four and a half years ago, on 18 May 1998, Malcolm Arthur Colston was committed in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory to stand trial on 28 charges of defrauding the Commonwealth pursuant to section 29D of the Crimes Act 1914,

(ii) on 5 July 1999, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) presented a Notice Declining to Proceed Further on the charges to the Supreme Court because of medical evidence of Mr Colston's imminent demise, and

(iii) Mr Colston and spouse each incurred fares in the period 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002 for $992.24, and charged the taxpayer for Comcar services worth a total of $212;

(b) welcomes the Parliament's enacting legislation to strip corrupt politicians of their gold passes; and

(c) in the light of the recent revelations of Mr Colston's use of his gold pass entitlements, welcomes the decision of the DPP to review Mr Colston's medical status.

Question agreed to.