Senate debates

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Bills

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014; In Committee

9:01 pm

Photo of Penny WrightPenny Wright (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I now seek to move amendments (10), (11), (14) and (15) on sheet 7594 for the Australian Greens, and I seek leave to move those together.

Leave granted.

I move:

(10) Schedule 1, item 33, page 12 (lines 4 and 5), to be opposed.

(11) Schedule 1, items 43 to 45, page 13 (line 25) to page 14 (line 6), to be opposed.

(14) Schedule 1, items 86 and 87, page 70 (lines 16 to 21), to be opposed.

(15) Schedule 1, items 107 and 108, page 75 (lines 18 to 23), to be opposed.

I really do not need to speak much more to these amendments. I think I have been making the case for the removal of the clauses within the bill that would seek to extend the sunset clauses as they are in effect now, which would, essentially, finish in December 2015 or July 2016. This would give the government and important stakeholders, including security agencies and human rights organisations, sufficient time to consider the efficacy and the necessity and the proportionality of the regimes that are being considered and allow them to make a serious decision about whether the sunset clause should be extended or not.

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