Senate debates

Monday, 9 August 2021



3:37 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Dodson, I advise that he amends the notice for the disallowance of the Social Security (Parenting payment participation requirements—class of persons) Instrument 2021 made under the Social Security Act 1991 in the terms notified.

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | | Hansard source

I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2021, allowing to it be considered during this period of sittings.

I also table a statement of reasons justifying the need for this bill to be considered during these sittings and seek leave to have the statement incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The statement read as follows—


Purpose of the Bill

The bill will remake the following provisions:

    It will also implement amendments agreed in the Government response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's review into the declared area provisions.

    The bill will also extend the reporting date for the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor's review of Division 105A of the Criminal Code.

    Reasons for Urgency

    Passage of the bill is required in the 2021 Spring sittings as the current provisions are due to sunset on 7 September 2021. Were these provisions to sunset, all current control orders would cease to be in effect, greatly reducing agencies' ability to manage individuals who pose a risk of terrorism.