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Tuesday, 2 October 1984
Page: 1364

Mr CADMAN —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That this House-

(1) expresses its concern that recent statements by the Prime Minister have confused public understanding of the powers and role of the National Crime Authority;

(2) affirms the intention of successive Parliaments that many Commonwealth authorities should have the powers to initiate investigations, permit self- incrimination, subpoena witnesses, and issue warrants for the non-appearance of witnesses;

(3) condemns the Prime Minister for not granting these powers to the National Crime Authority, and

(4) urges the Government to allow the Costigan Royal Commission to conclude its work.