Senate debates

Monday, 17 August 2015

Bills

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [No. 2]; Second Reading

6:24 pm

Photo of Jacqui LambieJacqui Lambie (Tasmania, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

I will continue quoting from my letter that I sent to the Prime Minister. In that letter I said:

While I acknowledge your point that Commissioner Heydon AC QC recommended that this volume be kept confidential in order to protect the physical well-being of Royal Commission witnesses and their families, … I do not accept the assumption that Royal Commission witnesses and their family's well-being would be compromised should crossbench Senators be granted access to the volume under the normal secrecy provisions followed for access to other highly sensitive documents.

There are plenty of precedents and procedures in place—

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