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Notice given 14 December 2006

2943  Senator Parry: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—

(1) Does question on notice no. 2383, which has been on the Senate Notice Paper since 15 August 2006, in large part inquire whether certain documents were: (a) discoverable; and (b) discovered by the Commonwealth for the 1987 trial of Ryker (Faulkner) vs The Commonwealth and Flint .

 

 (2) Did legal advice in 2002 concerning this case from Mr Henry Burmeister, Chief General Counsel, Australian Government Solicitor’s Office to the Attorney-General deal with the opinions by Mr Clarence Stevens, QC on this case.

(3) Is it a fact that the opinions of Mr Stevens, QC turned on the alleged non-discovery by the Commonwealth of these same documents; if so, were not these same questions examined by Mr Burmeister in preparing his advice.

(4) When will an answer be provided to question on notice no. 2383.