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The President informed the Senate that he had received a letter from

Senator Parer raising a matter of privilege relating to alleged threats

to a Senator and, pursuant to the procedures provided by standing order

81 and resolutions of the Senate of 25 February 1988, had determined

that a motion relating to the matter have precedence of all other

business on the day for which the notice is given.

Document: The President tabled the following document:

Privileges--Standing Committee--Reference--Copy of letter from Senator

Parer to the President of the Senate, dated 17 October 1994.

Senator Parer gave a notice of motion as follows: To move on the next

day of sitting--That the following matter be referred to the Committee

of Privileges:

Whether Senator Woodley was threatened in relation to the Port

Hinchinbrook development in the manner referred to by him in debate in

the Senate on 21 September 1994, and, if so, whether any contempt was