Senate debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023


Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Bill 2022; In Committee

10:58 am

Photo of Malcolm RobertsMalcolm Roberts (Queensland, Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) Share this | Hansard source

I'd like to go to the next topic: stripping fundamental legal practices and principles. Strict liability: my understanding of that is that it means no trial, no evidence of defence—just strictly liable. Documents are not required under a court order, just a bureaucrat. I read item 1.183 from the Scrutiny digest. I'm not going to take up too much time, because I'm not going to read two pages of this:

The committee draws its scrutiny concer ns to the attention of senators, and leaves to the Senate as a whole the appropriateness of imposing a strict liability offence under proposed subsection 45AD(2), noting that the penalties imposed under that offence are above what is recommended in the Gui de to Framing Commonwealth Offences .

Do you have a response to the scrutiny of bills report?


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