(1) The Attorney-General must give a copy of each progress report to the clerk of each House of Parliament by the later of—
(a) each year by 30 November; or
(b) within 60 days after receiving an implementation report.
(2) The clerk of each House must table the progress report in the House on the next sitting day of the House.
(3) If the Attorney-General proposes to give a copy of the progress report in accordance with subsection (1) when the Parliament is in recess, the Attorney‑General must—
(a) give at least one business day's notice of the Attorney-General's intention to do so to the clerk of each House; and
(b) give a copy of the progress report to the clerk of each House on the day indicated in the notice.
(4) The clerk of each House must—
(a) notify each member of the House of the receipt of a notice under subsection (3)(a) on the same day that the clerk receives that notice; and
(b) give a copy of the progress report to each member of the House as soon as practicable after the report is received under subsection (3)(b); and
(c) table a copy of the progress report in the House on the next sitting day of the House.
(5) Each progress report that is given to the clerks under this section is taken to have been published by order, or under the authority, of the Houses of Parliament.
(6) The publication under this section of each progress report is absolutely privileged and the provisions of sections 73 and 74 of the Constitution Act 1975 and of any other enactment or rule of law relating to the publication of the proceedings of the Houses of Parliament apply to and in relation to the publication of that report as if it were a report to which those sections applied and had been published by the Government Printer under the authority of the Parliament.
(7) For the purposes of this section, Parliament is in recess when each House stands adjourned to a date to be fixed by the presiding officer of that House.
Part 4—Review of this Act