Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Committees

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee; Reference

3:41 pm

Photo of Kim CarrKim Carr (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader for Science) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 21 February 2014:

A claim of public interest immunity raised over documents tabled by the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Senator Cash), on 4 December 2013, in response to an order for production of documents and other documents tabled by the same Minister in relation to other orders for production of documents concerning immigration policy, with particular reference to:

(a) the specific matters of public interest immunity being claimed by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection; and

(b) the authority of the Senate to determine the application of claims of public interest immunity.

Question agreed to.

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