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PRIVILEGES--STANDING COMMITTEE--REFERENCE

The Leader of the National Party of Australia in the Senate (Senator

Boswell), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal

motion, moved--That the following matters be referred to the Committee

of Privileges:

(a) whether threats of legal proceedings were made against persons

in respect of their provision of information to Senator O'Chee

in relation to matters raised in the Senate by Senator O'Chee;

(b) whether a threat of legal proceedings was made against Senator

O'Chee in respect of his activities as a Senator; and

(c) whether contempts were committed in respect of those matters.

Question put and passed.