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PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGES BILL 1986

The President, pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to declare the powers, privileges and immunities of each House of the Parliament and of the members and committees of each House, and for related purposes.

Question-put and passed.

Bill presented, and on the motion of the President read a first time.

The President, by leave, moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Explanatory Memorandum: The President tabled an Explanatory Memorandum relating to the Parliamentary Privileges Bill 1986.

Papers: The President tabled the following Papers:

Parliamentary Privilege-Evidence of Parliamentary Proceedings in Court-Documents presented to the Senate, including-

R. v. Murphy: Submissions of amicus curiae instructed by the President of the Senate (made on 17 March 1986, presented to the Senate 9 April 1986: includes a commentary on the judgment of Mr Justice Cantor).

Statements by the President of the Senate and debates, 9 April 1986 and 4 June 1986.

Parliamentary Privilege: Reasons of Mr Justice Hunt: An Analysis (presented to the Senate 4 June 1986).

Letter from the Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, Statement by the Speaker, 15 April 1986, and debate.

Statement by the President of the Legislative Council of Western Australia.

Judgments of Mr Justice Cantor, 5 June 1985, and Mr Justice Hunt, 8 April 1986.

On the motion of Senator Reid the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.