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The Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans), by leave, made a statement relating to issues arising from The Age newspaper reports of tape recordings of telephone conversations, and laid upon the Table the following Papers: Opinions relating to tape recordings of telephone conversations as published in The Age newspaper, by- Mr Ian Temby Q.C., dated 15 February 1984.

The Commonwealth Solicitor-General, dated 24 February 1984.

Senator Gareth Evans, by leave, moved-That the Senate take note of the Statement.

Debate ensued.

Ordered-That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting, and that Senator Durack have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.

Statements by Senators: Senator Georges and the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp), by leave, made statements relating to the Ministerial Statement.