Senate debates

Thursday, 30 March 2006

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006

In Committee

9:45 am

Photo of Natasha Stott DespojaNatasha Stott Despoja (SA, Australian Democrats) Share this | Hansard source

I thank the minister for that clarification. I thought he had used ‘and’ in his comment. I do understand the intent of the amendment—that is not the issue. I am just wondering if down the track it can be interpreted in a different way—in a way that does have a cumulative effect. Obviously, the government is satisfied with the drafting and the effect of the amendment in its current form. But I still think that the fact that we have puzzled over it since yesterday evening probably indicates it is not as clear as perhaps would have been hoped.

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