Thursday, 25 September 2014
National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014; In Committee
I appreciate that the position put by the various cross-party senators is minimalist and that they are hoping to attract support on that basis. But that does not change the in principle position that I have already indicated to the committee in relation to additional amendments—that is, we remain convinced at this stage that a comprehensive review of this bill by the joint committee has already occurred and no additional amendments beyond those recommended by the committee are required at this stage.