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Thursday, 12 December 2002
Page: 7844


Senator FAULKNER (Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) (10:37 AM) —by leave—I move opposition amendments (1) to (3) on sheet 2787:

(1) Amendment (19), heading to section 34HAB, omit “questioning, taking into custody or detention”, substitute “questioning or taking into custody”.

(2) Amendment (19), omit “questioning, taking into custody, or detention,”, substitute “questioning or taking into custody”.

(3) Amendment (20), omit “, or because a person in detention has made a complaint under a section mentioned in paragraph 34F(9)(b)”.

The purpose of the opposition amendments is twofold: they take out the cross-references to provisions that have already been deleted from the bill or dealt with, and they ensure that the consistency of the key principle— that this is a questioning regime, not a detention regime—is maintained in relation to the government amendments. The opposition will support the government amendments, as amended by the opposition amendments I am proposing now.