Report No 11: Report on Inquiry into Statements made by Mr Gallacher and Mr Hannaford

Report Date Tuesday 30 November 99
Date Tabled Tuesday 30 November 99
Ordered Printed Tuesday 30 November 99
Paper Number 53
Journal Reference ISBN 0 7313 9133 0
Context Statements by Mr Gallacher and Mr Hannaford concerning the Lord Mayor of Sydney (inquiry), Privileges (LC) Committee

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Hon. John Hannaford replaced by Hon. John Jobling (Deputy Chair) Hon. John Johnson replaced by Hon. John Hatzistergos Hon. Helen Sham-Ho replaced by Hon. Peter Breen (Chair) [ Resolution No. 1
That in relation to the conduct of the Honourable Michael Gallacher and the Honourable John Hannaford in the Legislative Council on 8 September 1999, bearing in mind the reference of the House and noting that no guidelines on the exercise of Members’ freedom of speech have been published, the Committee does not find an abuse of privilege in these circumstances.
    • Resolution No. 2
      That any information held by the Honourable Michael Gallacher and the Honourable John Hannaford relating to the Lord Mayor in this matter be referred by those Members to the appropriate authorities for investigation.
    • Resolution No. 3
      That the Lord Mayor be informed of his citizen’s right of reply with respect to the statements made by the Honourable Michael Gallacher and the Honourable John Hannaford in the Legislative Council on 8 September 1999, in accordance with the resolution of the House dated 13 November 1997 (3rd Session, Minutes No. 16, pp. 176-8).
    • Resolution No. 4
      That the House’s attention be again drawn to the fact that the Parliament of New South Wales has not given its privileges a statutory form or provided guidelines on their scope and operation. To download this report click on the document icon(s) below.

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