142nd Report: Matters arising from the Economics Legislation Committee Hearing on 19 June 2009 (referred 24 June and 12 August 2009)

142nd Report: Matters arising from the Economics Legislation Committee Hearing on 19 June 2009 (referred 24 June and 12 August 2009)

25 November 2009

© Commonwealth of Australia 2009
ISBN 978-1-74229-223-6

View the report as a single document - (PDF 3925KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the Committee (PDF 77KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 182KB)

Matters covered by this report
Background to the inquiries
Conduct of the inquiries
Role of the committee
Structure of the report

 
Chapter 2 - Chronology of relevant events (PDF 216KB)

February–May 2009
June 2009
July–August 2009

 
Chapter 3 - Possible adverse actions taken against Mr Godwin Grech (PDF 2327KB)

Scope of the inquiry
Harassment by the media at the conclusion of the hearing
The AFP inquiry, including the execution of a search warrant
Disciplinary action initiated by the Department of the Treasury
'Backgrounding' of the media
Conclusions

 
 Chapter 4 - Possible false or misleading evidence to, or improper interference with, a committee hearing (PDF 259KB)

Scope of the inquiry
False or misleading evidence by reference to a document later admitted to be false
Was there any other false or misleading evidence?
Collusive pre-arrangement of questions and answers for an undisclosed purpose
Possible interference with Mr Grech in relation to his evidence
Was Mr Grech in a fit state to give evidence?
Conclusions

 
Chapter 5 - Procedural issues (PDF 179KB)

The status of members of other Houses
Natural justice
Unauthorised disclosure of submissions and committee proceedings
Publication of certain material submitted to the committee

 
Chapter 6 - Conclusions (PDF 139KB)

Possible adverse actions taken against Mr Godwin Grech in consequence of his evidence to a committee
Possible false or misleading evidence to, or improper interference with, a committee hearing

 
Additional Comments by Senator Collins (PDF 216KB)
 
Appendix One - List of Submissions (PDF 85KB)
 
Appendix Two - Response from Mr Grech's Legal Representative to extracts from the draft report* (PDF 1236KB)

*PDF Format Only

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committee of Privileges
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3360
Fax: +61 2 6277 3199
Email: priv.sen@aph.gov.au

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