St Andrew’s Hostel Special Inquiry
Date:Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Extract from Hansard
Hon Norman Moore; Hon Sue Ellery; Hon Alison Xamon; Hon Philip Gardiner
Letter of Request from Hon Peter Blaxell — Motion
HON NORMAN MOORE (Mining and Pastoral — Leader of the House) [8.07 pm] — without notice: I move —
(1) That, noting the order of the Council on 8 March 2012 in relation to tabled paper 4156 and the subsequent correspondence received by the President from the special inquirer appointed to undertake the St Andrew’s Hostel special inquiry dated 22 March 2012, the Council now authorises the special inquirer or a person or persons nominated by the special inquirer, to —
(a) view a copy of the submissions and transcripts, requested by the special inquirer in attachment 1 of his correspondence to the President dated 22 March 2012, in the office of the Clerk of the Legislative Council at mutually convenient times to be arranged by the Clerk; and
(b) take notes regarding the contents of the submissions and transcripts under (a), but not remove these documents from the office of the Clerk or take copies thereof.
(2) That the special inquirer shall deal with the submissions and transcripts provided under paragraph (1)(a) in the following manner —
(a) he shall not act in breach of the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1891; and
(b) any question arising under this paragraph in the course of the special inquirer’s inquiry shall be submitted to, and determined by, the President.
HON ALISON XAMON (East Metropolitan) [8.12 pm]: On behalf of the Greens, I rise to also support the motion. We believe this is a very important inquiry, and it is good that we have been able to cooperate in this way.
Question put and passed.