Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Parole Applications; Order for the Production of Documents
At the request of Senator Cash, I move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that the Minister representing the Attorney-General has not complied with order for the production of documents no. 324 agreed by the Senate on 11 September 2023;
(b) notes that the response to the order, that 'there are no documents that contain all of the information specified in the order', is not a valid reason to deny information of concern to the Senate;
(c) notes that Odgers' Australian Senate Practice states that 'orders for the production of documents may require the production of documents in the possession of a person or body, or the creation and production of documents by the person or body having the information to compile the documents'; and
(d) requires that the Minister representing the Attorney-General comply fully with the order by 3 November 2023.