Interim 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)

22 March 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-545-7

View the report as a single document - (PDF 495KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 25KB)
Recommendations (PDF 5KB)
Chapter 1 - Background (PDF 86KB)

Statement of the Attorney-General to the Senate
Order for the production of documents
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 228KB)

Constitutional issues
Consultation between the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General
Dealings of the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments
Involvement of Commonwealth departments
Unanswered questions
Committee views and recommendations

Interim Dissenting Report from Government Senators (PDF 91KB)
Appendix 1: AGD Outstanding Questions on Notice (PDF 146KB)
Appendix 2 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 123KB)

Answers to questions on notice
Additional information

Appendix 3 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 61KB)

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