Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Bill 2010; In Committee

12:46 pm

Photo of David FeeneyDavid Feeney (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence) Share this | Hansard source

Because the bill is designed to give effect to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and so the bill keeps faith with the convention. What we are now talking about is a question of policy that goes above and beyond the convention. The government obviously has a firm view, a view that should give you comfort, that I think is aligned with your own view, but that is a matter of policy. It is not something that is required or sought in the convention itself.


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