Senate debates

Tuesday, 17 October 2023


Parole Applications; Order for the Production of Documents

4:22 pm

Photo of Matt O'SullivanMatt O'Sullivan (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

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.

Photo of Sue LinesSue Lines (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that general business notice of motion No. 345, standing in the name of Senator Cash and moved by Senator O'Sullivan, be agreed to.