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A Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987
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Registered 21 Jun 2005
Introduced HR 20 Jun 2005

2004-2005

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Privileges Amendment Bill 2005

 

No.      , 2005

 

(Mr Kerr)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments to the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987      3

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Privileges Amendment Act 2005.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


Schedule 1Amendments to the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987

1  Subsection 16(3)

Omit:

“In’, substitute

“Subject to this section, in”

2  After subsection 16(3)

Insert

          (3A)  If:

                     (a)  a person (the ‘witness’) gives evidence against another person in a court or tribunal; and

                     (b)  the witness had previously made a statement in evidence before a House or a committee; and

                     (c)  that statement is not consistent with the evidence given by the witness in the court or tribunal;

                   the other person may test the credibility of the witness by questioning the witness with regard to that statement.”.

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