Having regard to matters raised by Senator Kroger relating to donations made by Mr Graeme Wood
The 150th report was tabled on 19 March 2012 along with a volume of documents.
Information about the inquiry
The following matter was referred to the Privileges Committee on 24 November 2011 for inquiry and report:
Having regard to matters raised by Senator Kroger relating to political donations made by Mr Graeme Wood, arrangements surrounding the sale of the Triabunna woodchip mill by Gunns Ltd and questions without notice asked by Senator Bob Brown and Senator Milne:
- whether any person, by the offer or promise of an inducement or benefit, or by other improper means, attempted to influence a senator in the senator’s conduct as a senator, and whether any contempt was committed in that regard; and
- whether Senator Bob Brown received any benefit for himself or another person on the understanding that he would be influenced in the discharge of his duties as a senator, or whether he entered into any contract, understanding or arrangement having the effect, or possibly having the effect, of controlling or limiting his independence or freedom of action as a senator or pursuant to which he or any other senator acted as the representative of an outside body in the discharge of their duties as senators, and whether any contempt was
committed in those regards.
Note: Senator Brandis, by letter dated 10 February 2012, informed the committee that he does not intend to particpate in this inquiry.
Documents published by the Committee
For further information, contact:
Senate Standing Committee of Privileges
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
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