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Select Committee into the Appropriateness of Powers and Penalties for Breaches of Parliamentary Privilege and Contempts of Parliament

Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:11/12/2008
Deadline for submissions:01/30/2009
Date Ended:05/07/2009
Committee:Select Committee into the Appropriateness of Powers and Penalties for Breaches of Parliamentary Privilege and Contempts of Parliament
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:
1. Inquire into and report on the appropriateness of the powers and penalties provided for in the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1891 and The Criminal Code in respect to breaches of parliamentary privilege and contempts of Parliament.
2. The Select Committee have access to all documents, evidence and other material possessed, obtained, or controlled by the previous Select Committee.
3. The Committee is to report to the House no later than 5 May 2009.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
Noel A Kinsella (Speaker of the Senate, Parliament of Canada) received on 9 Feb 2009
Robert Cock QC (Director of Public Prosecutions) received on 1 May 2009
Claire Clancy (Chief Executive and Clerk, National Assembly for Wales) received on 2 Feb 2009
Carmel Galati (Partner, Edwards Wallace Lawyers on behalf of West Australian Newspapers Ltd) received on 2 Feb 2009
Mr Malcolm Lehman (Clerk of the House of Assembly, Parliament of South Australia) received on 21 Jan 2009
Sam Weir (Editor, The Sunday Times) received on 6 Feb 2009
Hon Dr Bob Such MP (Member for Fisher, Parliament of South Australia) received on 15 Jan 2009
Mr Paul E Grice (Clerk/Chief Executive, Parliament of Scotland) received on 30 Jan 2009
Geoffrey Lindell (Professorial Fellow in Law, University of Melbourne; Adjunct Professor in Law, University of Adelaide and Australian National University) received on 24 Mar 2009
Enid Campbell (Emeritus Professor of Law, Monash University) received on 26 Feb 2009
Dudley Stow (President, The Law Society of Western Australia) received on 24 Feb 2009
Michael Pownall (Clerk of the Parliaments, House of Lords, Parliament of the United Kingdom) received on 4 Feb 2009
Russell D Grove (Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Parliament of New South Wales) received on 27 Jan 2009
Audrey O'Brien (Clerk of the House of Commons, Parliament of Canada) received on 4 Mar 2009
Harry Evans (Clerk of the Senate, Parliament of Australia) received on 29 Jan 2009
Ray Purdey (Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Victoria) and Wayne Tunnecliffe (Clerk of the Legislative Council, Parliament of Victoria) received on 27 Jan 2009
Hon Peter Primrose (President of the Legislative Council, Parliament of New South Wales) received on 23 Dec 2008
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