On 18 June 2014 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Committee of Privileges for inquiry and report.
In relation to the use of closed circuit television footage by officers of the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) for internal investigations involving DPS staff:
- whether there was any improper interference, or attempted improper interference, with the free performance by Senator Faulkner or any other senator of their duties as a senator;
- whether disciplinary action was taken against any person in connection with the provision of information to Senator Faulkner or any other senator; and
- if so, whether any contempts were committed in respect of those matters.