Senate debates

Thursday, 30 March 2006

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006

In Committee

11:17 am

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

Without prolonging the debate—the matter has been fairly well ventilated—the government oppose these amendments. We believe that the Democrat proposal would totally undermine the regime that we are proposing. The one year threshold for the use of stored communications material represents an appropriate balance between the protections necessary for these communications and the operational needs of law enforcement. I think it is best left there. The government are opposed to these amendments.

Question negatived.

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