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Report of the inquiry into the status of the records and correspondence of Members / House of Representatives Committee of Privileges
Bib ID 849381
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Privileges
 
Online Versions
Description [Canberra : The Committee], 2000 
x, 80 pages ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0642366365
Series

Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 2000, no. 417.

Summary

The terms of reference are: On the 31 March 1999 the House referred to the committee the following matter: The question of the status of records and correspondence held by Members of the House of Representatives, with particular reference to: 1. the adequacy of the present position; 2. the question of whether additional protection could be extended to Members in respect of their records and correspondence; if so, whether those records and that correspondence should be subject to additional protection, and, if so, what the form and nature of such protection should be.

Full contents
  • 1. The reference
  • 2. The present position
  • Nature of privilege
  • Do the records and correspondence of members amount to 'proceedings in Parliament'?
  • Disclosure and production of documents
  • Execution of search warrants
  • Protection against defamation action
  • Freedom of information and privacy
  • Public interest immunity
  • Summary of present position
 
Notes

"November 2000"

Cover title.

Chair: Hon. Alexander Somlyay, MP

Also available on the Internet at: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/priv/reports/irm/contents.htm

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1459325534

Subjects Freedom of information -- Australia.  |  Legislative bodies -- Australia -- Privileges and immunities.  |  Confidential communications -- Australia.  |  Privacy -- Australia.  |  Disclosure of information -- Australia.  |  Records -- Access control -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Somlyay, A. M

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