Senate debates

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014; In Committee

12:21 pm

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

I am sorry. I did not know there was a point of order.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN: Well, you just keep standing up and then speaking; I need to call you first.

But, I am sorry—is there a point of order?

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN: I was trying to draw your attention to standing up and speaking before I had asked you to. So just wait for me to say, 'Senator Brandis,' because it makes sure that Hansard knows who is speaking and so on. You have the call now, Senator Brandis.

Thank you. Senator Ludlam, I will not, for the reasons I have already explained, traduce the procedure of the Senate by, in effect, tabling the report; however, I can answer your question. The answer to your question is that the method that has been adopted by the provision to which you refer—that is, schedule 2, item 29—is to bring the provisions of the act into conformity with the scheme of the Surveillance Devices Act.


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