Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014; In Committee
I just want to seek the guidance of the chair. The Australian Greens also have amendments in this particular area. We have a series of amendments, but the first amendment that we would be moving would be to oppose the section of the act which creates the declared areas zone. I ask leave of the committee to that extent, to move the Australian Greens amendment first so that we can be clear on whether or not the committee is willing to support that amendment. It would just make sense logically to deal with that first and then move to the opposition's amendments.
The CHAIRMAN: I think that does make sense, but I have been following the order on the running sheet. I will just get some guidance from Senator Collins on whether she objects to that and also from the minister. There does not seem to be any objection. Senator Wright, if you could now move amendment (16).
I would like to speak that briefly, but I do appreciate indulgence of the committee on this. Thank you.