Committees: Privileges Committee: Reference

19 September 2019

Senator Patrick: 

I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee of Privileges for inquiry and report:

Having regard to the statements made to the Senate by Senators Patrick and Lambie on 16 September 2019, and the documents tabled by the President on 18 September 2019:

(a) whether there was any attempt to improperly interfere with the free performance by any senator of their duties as a senator;

(b) whether there was any attempt to improperly influence any senator in their conduct as a senator, by intimidation, force or threat of any kind; and

(c) if so, whether any contempt was committed in respect of those matters.