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PRIVILEGES--STANDING COMMITTEE--REFERENCE

Senator Crane, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal

motion, moved--That the following matter be referred to the Committee of

Privileges:

Whether Mr Roger Boland was subjected to any penalty or injury, or

deprived of any benefit, on account of evidence given by him to a

Senate committee, and, if so, whether any contempt was committed.

Statements by leave: The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Gareth

Evans) and Senators Bell, Crane and Murphy, by leave, made statements

relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.