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PARLIAMENTARY EVIDENCE-USE IN COURT PROCEEDINGS-REFUSAL TO ACCEDE TO PETITION-PROPOSED RECONSIDERATION

Senator Missen, by leave, moved-That the Senate reconsider its decision to deny the petition lodged on behalf of Judge Foord, made on 16 April 1985, and further consider the statements of the President made on 28 March 1985 and 16 April 1985, relating to interventions by the Senate in actions commenced against Mr Justice Murphy and Judge Foord, and the general powers and responsibilities of the Senate in regard thereto.

Debate ensued.

Question-put and negatived.

Senator Georges, by leave, made a statement relating thereto.