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Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Page: 1964

Senator XENOPHON (6:53 PM) —Senator Joyce has given me a lot of sympathy this evening! I do not want his sympathy; I want his vote! And it looks as though I am not getting it. This is an important issue, and I know that my colleagues the Greens are supportive of this—and I appreciate their support, along with that of Senator Fielding, as I understand it. The government and the opposition have stated their position. Can I just ask Senator Evans: does the government have concerns about the lack of any requirement for consent for information to go overseas? Is it something that the government is looking at? Is there some light at the end of the tunnel in terms of the process of information going overseas?