Thursday, 30 March 2006
Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006
I think I have made the Democrat position clear on the schedule in its current form. Because of the time line of this debate we are dealing with this proposal to knock out schedule 2 after a similar amendment that obviously was moved at a different point in time. Since that point, some improvements have been made but there are still not sufficient safeguards built into the legislation to make it acceptable to the Australian Democrats. Once again, I put on record that we are supporting this amendment and that we attempted to have a comparable effect at an earlier hour.