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''THE AGE'' MATERIALS-PAPERS-MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

The Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans) laid upon the Table the following Papers: The Age materials- Report of Ian Temby, Q.C., Special Prosecutor appointed to enquire into The Age materials, dated 20 July 1984.

Report of the Acting Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Mr J. C. Johnson, on allegations of illegal telephone interceptions-Inquiries on behalf of the Special Prosecutor, dated 30 April 1984.

Publication of Papers: Senator Gareth Evans, by leave, moved-That the Senate, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliamentary Papers Act 1908, authorises the publication of the Report of the Special Prosecutor, Ian Temby, Q.C., into The Age materials, dated 20 July 1984, and the Report by the Acting Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Mr J. C. Johnson, on allegations of illegal telephone interceptions-Inquiries on behalf of the Special Prosecutor, dated 30 April 1984, presented by the Attorney-General this day.

Question-put and passed

Senator Gareth Evans, by leave, made a statement relating to the Papers and moved-That the Senate take note of the Papers and Statement.

On the motion of Senator Durack the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.