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Friday, 15 June 1984
Page: 3143

Motion (by Senator Childs)-by leave-agreed to:

(1) That, for the purpose of the inquiry and report by the Committee of Privileges on the publication of a purported report of evidence taken by and documents submitted to the Select Committee on the Conduct of a Judge:

(a) the Committee and any sub-committee have power to send for and examine persons, papers and records, to move from place to place, and to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives;

(b) the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees consisting of three or more of its members, and to refer to any such sub-committee any of the matters which the Committee is empowered to consider, and that the quorum of a sub- committee be a majority of the senators appointed to the sub-committee;

(c) the Committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public; and

(d) the Senate authorise the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on the Conduct of a Judge to appear before the Committee of Privileges and to produce such documents and to disclose such information in relation to the Senate Select Committee on the Conduct of a Judge proceedings as he or that Committee thinks fit.

(2) That the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.