The power of privilege

Date of this Version

January 2004

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Carney, Gerard (2004). The power of privilege. About the House, Iss. 21, pp. 28-30.

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Parliamentary privilege is meant to protect free speech in parliament but it is also used to score political points - this article takes a look at whether parliamentary privilege needs a make-over.

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