Parliamentary Privilege Report


Annex B

"IMPEACH OR QUESTION"

 (paragraph 14)

  The relevant provision of the Australian Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987 reads:

  In proceedings in any court or tribunal, it is not lawful for evidence to be tendered or received, questions asked or statements, submissions or comments made, concerning proceedings in Parliament, by way of, or for the purpose of:

    (a)  questioning or relying on the truth, motive, intention or good faith of anything forming part of those proceedings in Parliament;

    (b)  otherwise questioning or establishing the credibility, motive, intention or good faith of any person; or

    (c)  drawing or inviting the drawing of, inferences or conclusions wholly or partly from anything forming part of those proceedings in Parliament.


 
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