Thursday, 25 September 2014
National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014; In Committee
Could I ask the indulgence of the Attorney. I was also a little concerned at the absence of a definition of 'torture'. I assumed there was a common law definition or some other definition in legislation which would apply. Somewhat unlike a libertarian, I trusted the government on that point. Could you please provide me with some assurance that that is the case, or will this be addressed in a subsequent amendment, as Senator Collins has suggested?