Final Report

Nature and scope of any agreement reached by the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments in relation to the distribution of proceeds of the liquidation of, and litigation concerning, the Bell Group of companies (the proceeds)

21 June 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-601-0

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Members of the committee (PDF 25KB)
Recommendations (PDF 165KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 91KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 225KB)

Discussion between Commonwealth and Western Australian governments
Possible direction by the Attorney-General for the ATO to not intervene
Consultation between the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General
Order for the production of documents
Motion of the Senate
Failure to provide information in a timely manner
Public interest immunity claim
Committee views and recommendations

Dissenting Report from Government Senators (PDF 38KB)
Appendix 1 - Answer to question on notice (PDF 64KB)

Additional information

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 57KB)

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