Report

Nature and scope of the consultations prior to the making of the Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016

8 November 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-477-1

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Members of the committee (PDF 24KB)
Recommendations (PDF 5KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 103KB)

Referral
Conduct of inquiry
Structure of this report
Relevant legislation
Background
Public discussion
Disallowance motion in the Senate
Consideration by the Senate Regulations and Ordinances Committee
Resignation
A note on terminology

Chapter 2 - Views of the Attorney-General (PDF 107KB)

Prior to the Direction
After the Direction

Chapter 3 - Views of the Solicitor-General (PDF 124KB)

Prior to the Direction
After the Direction
Supporting views of other witnesses
The terms of reference

Chapter 4 - Committee views and recommendations (PDF 114KB)

Access to documents
Legality of the Direction
Consultation on the Direction
Conclusion

Dissenting Report from Government Senators (PDF 197KB)
Appendix A to Dissenting Report from Government Senators (PDF 169KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF 4KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 60KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 5KB)

Additional information

Appendix 4 (PDF 1007KB)

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