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Royal Commissions Amendment Bill 2006

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2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Royal Commissions Amendment Bill 2006

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 5, page 5 (after line 2), after subsection 6AA(3), insert:

          (3A)  In deciding whether a document required to be inspected in accordance with subsection (3) should be inspected by a member of the Commission or a person authorised by the member of the Commission, the member of the Commission may consider not inspecting the document if:

                     (a)  there is a likelihood of criminal proceedings arising where the document may be used; or

                     (b)  there is a likelihood that inspection may cause a member of the Commission to be biased.

[protection against bias]