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Tuesday, 26 August 1980
Page: 762


Mr Howe -to ask Mr Speaker-

(   1 ) Is he able to say whether Mr J. S. Dunn, an officer of the Department of the Parliamentary Library, initiated a legal action against the Parliamentary Librarian alleging libel and defamation.

(2)   If legal action has been initiated, will the costs of the Parliamentary Librarian's defence be met from public moneys; if so, what sum will be appropriated in 1980-81 for this purpose.

(3)   If defence costs for the Parliamentary Librarian will be met from public moneys are Mr Dunn's costs similarly to be met from public moneys; if so, what sum will be appropriated in 1980-81 for this purpose.







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