Thursday, 25 September 2014
National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014; In Committee
Senator Ludlam, in terms of the opposition position, it remains as it was for the previous amendment. I think I indicated on that occasion that our position would be fairly consistent throughout all of the amendments, which is that we are confident that the intelligence committee has reviewed the bill thoroughly and that no additional amendments beyond those recommended by the committee are required. I should indicate further, though, that this is the first tranche of national security legislation. Matters that might arise subsequent to the considerations of the intelligence committee can obviously be considered further by that committee and, indeed, by referral to the legal and constitutional committee, which I think occurred today with respect to that second tranche.
The CHAIRMAN: The question is that amendment No. 1 on sheet 7579 moved by Senator Leyonhjelm be agreed to.
The committee divided. [18:49]
(The Chairman—Senator Marshall)