Senate debates

Thursday, 6 December 2018


Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018; Second Reading

4:59 pm

Photo of Jordon Steele-JohnJordon Steele-John (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Mr Bill Shorten and Mr Scott Morrison are the fools willing to follow along in the wake of a man who has no place in the Australian Public Service. He's a man of such dangerous ideas, of such a radical disposition, of such an absolute, ironclad belief in his own rightness, that he would force through legislation that he knows is flawed, that he knows places at risk the privacy of every Australian, that he knows will drive business out of this country and that he knows places us at risk of criminal activity, because he wants the power. He believes that he alone is the man of the moment—the man willing, the man capable, of keeping us safe. He is nothing more or less than a snake that has waited in the grass for a helpless government—


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