North Head Quarantine Station



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    NORTH HEAD QUARANTINE STATION
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    The Hon. RICHARD JONES [11.04 a.m.]: I move:
        1. That, under Standing Order 18, there be laid on the table of the House by 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5 June 2001, and made public without restricted access, the following documents in the possession, custody or power of the National Parks and Wildlife Service:
            (a) the Conditional Agreement to lease the Quarantine Station at North Head between the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Mawland or Mawland Hotel Management or any similar company which was announced in a news release on Thursday 27 January 2000,

            (b) the North Head Quarantine Station Conservation Management Plan or any similar plan endorsed by the Heritage Council in April 2000.

        2. That anything required to be laid before the House by this resolution may be lodged with the Clerk of the House if the House is not sitting, and unless privilege is claimed, is deemed for all purposes to have been presented to or laid before the House and published by authority of the House.

        3. Where a document required to be tabled under this order is considered to be privileged and should not be made public or tabled:
            (a) a return is to be prepared and tabled showing the date of creation of the document, a description of the document, the author of the document and reasons for the claim of privilege,

            (b) the documents are to be delivered to the Clerk of the House by 5.00 p.m. Tuesday 5 June 2001, and:
              (i) made available only to members of the Legislative Council,

              (ii) not published or copied without an order of the House.

        4. (1) Where any member of the House, by communication in writing to the Clerk, disputes the validity of a claim of privilege in relation to a particular document, the Clerk is authorised to release the disputed document to an independent legal arbiter, for evaluation and report within five days as to the validity of the claim.
              (2) The independent legal arbiter is to be appointed by the President and must be a Queen's Counsel, a Senior Counsel or a retired Supreme Court judge.

              (3) A report from the independent arbiter is to be lodged with the Clerk of the House, and:
                  (i) made available only to members of the Legislative Council,

                  (ii) not published or copied without an order of the House.