Title Standing Orders Committee - Senate - Report - Fifth (in camera evidence before Estimates Committees)
Source Senate
Date 20-09-1972
Parliament No. 27
Tabled in Senate 20-09-1972
Parliamentary Paper Year 1972
Parliamentary Paper No. 134
System Id publications/tabledpapers/HPP032016007815


Standing Orders Committee - Senate - Report - Fifth (in camera evidence before Estimates Committees)

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1972—Parliamentary Paper No. 134

The Senate

FIFTH REPORT FROM THE

STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE IN CAMERA EVIDENCE BEFORE ESTIMATES COMMITTEES

SEPTEMBER 1972

Laid on the Table by the President and ordered to be printed 20 September 1972

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE CANBERRA: 1972

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The President (Senator the Honourable Sir Magnus Cormack, K.B.E.) Chairman The Chairman of Committees (Senator E. W. Prowse) Senator the Honourable Sir Kenneth Anderson, K.B.E. (Leader of the Government in the Senate)

Senator J. L. Cavanagh Senator the Honourable V. C. Gair (Leader of the Australian Democratic Labor Party) Senator L. K. Murphy, Q.C, (Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) Senator P. E. Rae Senator L. D. Wilkinson

Senator R. G. Withers Senator H. W. Young

Printed by Authority by the Government Printer of the Commonwealth of Australia

STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE

Fifth Report*

On 31 May 1972 the Committee of the Whole, in its consideration of the Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 1971-72, agreed to the following resolution, which was adopted by the Senate:

That the Committee is of the opinion that the matter of Estimates Committees meeting in private session should be referred to the Standing Orders Commute, for its consideration and report to the Senate prior to the next meetings ut th Estimates Committees, and, in this regard, confirms the opinion so expres - by Estimates Committee B in its Report.

The Standing Orders Committee has considered the matter and recommends that any decision with respect to any Estimates Committee taking in camera evidence should be made only by the Senate itself upon receiving a Special Report from the particular Committee.

MAGNUS CORMACK

Chairman of the Committee

19 September 1972

* This Report was adopted by the Senate on 28 September 1972 with the following modifications to the final paragraph:

(1) Leave out ‘with respect to’, insert ‘that’.

(2) Leave out ‘taking’, insert ‘take’.

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