Senate debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2020


Western Sydney Airport; Order for the Production of Documents

3:49 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

As the Senate is well aware, an AFP investigation is underway and the department has also commenced two internal independent investigations. It's critical that these multiple investigations currently underway are allowed to run their full course to ensure that due process is followed. The advice the government has received is that it would not be in the public interest to table these documents, for very clear reasons. These include where the Senate has recognised that where the provision of information would have the tendency to prejudice law enforcement investigations public interest immunity may be invoked.


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