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Resolutions Expressing Opinions of the Senate: 30 Interference with witnesses



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RESOLUTIONS EXPRESSING OPINIONS OF THE SENATE

Privilege

30 Interference with witnesses

The Senate -

(a) reaffirms the long-established principle that it is a serious contempt for any person to attempt to deter or hinder any witness from giving evidence before the Senate or a Senate committee, or to improperly influence a witness in respect of such evidence; and

(b) warns all persons against taking any action which might amount to attempting to improperly influence a witness in respect of such evidence.

(13 September 1984 J.1129)

Note: See also the Privilege Resolutions, 25 February 1988, no. 6, paragraphs (10) and (11).