7 December 2006

 

(address details removed for privacy reasons)
 

Dear Ms Swift

The Committee currently is conducting an inquiry into allegations of documents being fraudulently and inaccurately written and issued in a member's (Hon Gary Nairn MP) name. The inquiry was referred to the Committee by the House of Representatives on 10 August 2005.

 

The Committee has taken evidence on the inquiry, and aspects of the evidence relate to you.

 

Under procedures adopted by the Committee (extracted here): 

  1. A person shall, as soon as practicable, be informed, in writing, of the nature of any allegations, known to the Committee and relevant to the committee's inquiry, against the person, or evidence which reflects adversely on the person, and of the particulars of any evidence which has been given in respect of the person.

  2. The committee shall extend to that person all reasonable opportunity to respond to such allegations and evidence by
    (a) making written submissions to the committee;
    (b) giving evidence before the committee; and
    (c) having other relevant evidence placed before the committee.

I attach a summary of the evidence taken in relation to you. I am writing to ask you to respond to the allegations and evidence by: (a) making written submissions to the committee; (b) giving evidence before the committee; and/or (c) having other relevant evidence placed before the committee.

 

It would be appreciated if a response could be received by 31 January 2007.

 

If you have any queries about this matter, you can contact the Committee Secretary, Mr David Elder on 02 6277 4444.

 

Yours sincerely