Inquiry into possible false or misleading evidence given to the former Nauru Select Committee

On 10 November 2015 the Senate referred the following matters to the Committee of Privileges for inquiry and report:

  1. Whether any false or misleading evidence was given to the former Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru in relation to the apparent surveillance of a senator while on a visit to Nauru in December 2013; and if so, whether any contempt was committed in that regard.

  2. Whether any false or misleading evidence was given to the former Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru in relation to a disturbance at the centre on 19 July 2013; and if so, whether any contempt was committed in that regard.

Statement by the President - Matters of privilege - 10 November 2015 (PDF)

Letter to the President of the Senate from Senator Di Natale in relation to the first matter - 27 October 2015 (PDF)

Letter to the President of the Senate from Senator Gallacher in relation to the second matter - 14 October 2015 (PDF)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 62773360
Fax: +61 2 62773199
priv.sen@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

An inquiry into possible false or misleading evidence given to the former Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre.

Inquiry Status

Inquiry Referred

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