Senate debates

Thursday, 25 September 2014


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

8:27 pm

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

I am sure those media organisations would prefer that this provision not be enacted. But for the reasons that persuaded every member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—including, I might say, the independent member who sat on the committee during the last parliament Mr Andrew Wilkie—there are sound policy reasons to do so.


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