Interim Report

Interim Report

4 May 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-419-1

View the report as a single document - (PDF 975KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 25KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 6KB)
Recommendation (PDF 4KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 183KB)

Referral and conduct of the inquiry
This interim report
A note on references

Chapter 2 - Seeking the facts (PDF 133KB)

What happened in May 2015? Conflicting versions of events
Was this an anomalous event?
Committee view

Chapter 3 - The legal and policy implications of paying people-smugglers (PDF 167KB)

Australian law
International law
Indonesian law
The policy implications of payments for turn backs
Committee view

Chapter 4 - Operation Sovereign Borders: transparency and accountability (PDF 117KB)

The minister's public interest immunity claim
Operation Sovereign Borders and executive accountability
Committee view

Dissenting report of Government Senators (PDF 16KB)
Labor Senators' additional comments (PDF 6KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF 5KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 58KB)
Appendix 3 - Answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 148KB)

Answers to questions on notice

Appendix 4 - Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Response to Order for Production of Documents—Vessels en route to Australia, 17 June 2015 (PDF 401KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560