Senate debates

Thursday, 26 March 2015


Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015; In Committee

1:41 pm

Photo of Nick XenophonNick Xenophon (SA, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

It is a tough job, but somebody has to do it, Attorney! Just to recap: I maintain my position in respect of these amendments. I believe that public interest advocates will have one hand tied behind their backs and will be blindfolded in the absence of having access to journalists' information or access to be able to speak to journalists about the issuing of these warrants. That is my position; I will not go over it ad nauseam. I will be seeking to divide, because this is one particular issue that I think ought to be divided on. I feel very strongly about it. I will not take it any further.


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