STANDING COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE AND PRIVILEGES —
FIFTY-FIFTH REPORT —EMAIL ACCESS — STATE SOLICITOR'S
1123. Hon MICHAEL MISCHIN to the Leader of the House
representing the Attorney General:
I refer to the Attorney General's
refusal to provide information in answer to my questions regarding the
procedure followed by the State Solicitor's Office, on behalf of the
government, to identify and remove from documents provided to it those that may
be the subject of parliamentary privilege, and to identify the officers and
staff who had access to those documents and made those decisions.
(1) Why has the Attorney General refused to provide, in
answer to questions, at least the information that the SSO was able to
provide to the Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges and reflected in
paragraphs 6.1 to 6.8 inclusive of the committee's fifty-sixth report?
(2) Why does the
Attorney General need to take on notice questions as to whether he received
legal advice on whether providing that information is protected by legal
professional privilege, and the dates when he sought and received that advice
and from whom?
I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question.
refer to the answer provided to Legislative Council question without notice 949
on 4 September 2019. In that answer, the Attorney General requested and
still requests that the question be put on notice due to the short time frame
and level of detail requested.