House of Representatives Committees

Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Privilege

Final report


On 3 October 1984, the Select Committee on Parliamentary Privilege tabled its Final report.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 10 chapters, 1 dissent and 6 appendices.

Final report

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 5 (PDF 4256KB)
Committee Membership, Contents,

Ch1: The Committee's recommendations

Ch2: The Committee
Ch3: The inquiry - the subject
Ch4: The Australian experience
Ch5: Rights and immunities

Part B: Chapter 6 to Appendix 6 (end) (PDF 5343KB)
Ch6: Parliament's self-protective powers - comtempt of Parliament
Ch7: The penal jurisdiction
Ch8: Offences against Parliament
Ch9: The conduct of Parliamentary investigations
Ch10: Implementation of the Committee's recommendations
Dissenting report by Senators Jessop and Rae

Appendix 1: Terms of reference - original committee
Appendix 2: Terms of reference - successor committee
Appendix 3: List of witnesses who appeared before the committee
Appendix 4: List of submissions
Appendix 5: List of overseas Parliaments from which information was obtained
Appendix 6: Commonwealth Acts which have particular significance to the operation of Parliament

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