Senate debates

Thursday, 30 March 2006

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006

In Committee

11:46 am

Photo of Joe LudwigJoe Ludwig (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

We oppose the amendment, as I think the Democrats would expect. It is a matter that the committee report said should be the subject of further review. I have said that before—I am not sure whether that was yesterday or the day before in this debate. Labor agrees that this area should in fact be looked at. I do not know the reasons for it. That in itself is not sufficient for a review, but the committee indicated that there were areas that did require a look at. On that basis, it should be looked at. The government could indicate more broadly that this area will in fact be looked at as well.

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