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Mr Hawker raised, as a matter of privilege, the publication in Timemagazine of an article which dealt with matters presently under consideration by the Defence subcommittee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, and which appeared to reveal confidential information. Mr Hawker further stated that the matter would be considered by the subcommittee and the full committee and he would report the outcome to the House.


Mr Hawker, by leave, presented the following paper:

"Attacking the Flaws"—Article published in Timemagazine, 6 November 2000.

The Speaker stated that he would await the results of the committee's deliberations.