Senate debates

Thursday, 10 December 2020


Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020; In Committee

12:59 pm

Photo of Michaelia CashMichaelia Cash (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business) Share this | Hansard source

I understand there are only a few seconds left for this debate, unfortunately, until we hit the hard marker at 1 pm today. Senator Patrick, you are correct in your summation of the government's decision on these particular amendments. The government will not be supporting these amendments. Our longstanding position is that operational oversight of Australia's intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies is appropriately conducted by independent statutory bodies.


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