disposition of the material over which a claim of privilege has been made by
Senator Pratt, namely, the material delivered to the Clerk of the Senate on 11
October 2018 by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) following the execution of
search warrants on that day, and other copies of the same material.
carrying out its inquiry, the committee shall have regard to the law of
parliamentary privilege, and the powers and practices of the Commonwealth
- The committee
shall be provided by the AFP with a list and a description of the seized
material but the list and description to be provided by the AFP must not
contain any information that could identify any person subject to investigation
by the AFP in connection with the execution of the search warrants referred to
in paragraph (1).
committee shall provide to affected parties the opportunity to make submissions
on the claim of parliamentary privilege and may seek submissions on the
application of the law of parliamentary privilege.
- If the
committee is able to determine the matter without examining the material, it
shall report accordingly to the Senate, making recommendations for the
disposition of the material.
- If the
committee is unable to determine the matter without an examination of the
material, it may:
with the approval of the President, appoint an appropriate person to
examine the material and report to it on the claim of parliamentary privilege,
- examine the material itself.
material shall remain in the custody of the Clerk at all times until its
disposition is determined by the Senate, except that the Clerk may provide
access for the committee, or for a person appointed by the committee, to
examine the material in accordance with paragraph (6).
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