Senate debates

Thursday, 30 March 2006

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006

In Committee

12:49 pm

Photo of Chris EllisonChris Ellison (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Justice and Customs) Share this | Hansard source

The government are opposed to this amendment. I think we have covered this adequately before. I think there is a requirement in the bill for the destruction of this sort of material. The requirement is that it be ‘forthwith’. We think that is sufficient protection in the circumstances. We recognise of course that irrelevant material should not be left hanging around. We believe it should be destroyed promptly if it is irrelevant.

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