Thursday, 3 December 2020
Australia's Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 2020, Australia's Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020; In Committee
Senator Rice, we don't comment on legal advice of that nature in a discussion such as this, but I've been clear, I think, throughout the debate in relation to the sensitivity of the sorts of matters that these bills go to. The examples that I have just provided—from the FOI Act, from the Archives Act and from the Criminal Code—go to the seriousness of these issues. We are not talking about basic administrative decisions, Senator. We are talking about decisions in relation to foreign policy and foreign relations.