Allegations concerning the inappropriate exercise of ministerial powers, with respect to the visa status of au pairs, and related matters

19 September 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-829-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 307KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 27KB)
Recommendations (PDF 25KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 77KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Summary of the Minister's power
Statement of Ministerial Standards
Structure of this report
Note on terminology

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 146KB)

Number of Ministerial interventions
Process for requesting ministerial intervention
Relationship between Minister Dutton and individuals seeking intervention
Were the ministerial interventions based on 'public interest'?
Committee findings

Coalition Senators Dissenting Report (PDF 37KB)

Submissions of Roman Quaedvlieg
Brisbane Case
Recommendations – Coalition Senators recommend that:

Australian Greens additional comments (PDF 8KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 27KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 7KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560