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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Page: 6053

Senator LUDWIG (QueenslandMinister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Minister Assisting on Queensland Floods Recovery) (11:33): Can I rephrase it? I do not think I am crushing your expectations in relation to the legislation. I think it is legislation that goes to a very worthwhile purpose that you ultimately do support. To deal with the threshold issue, though: it is only accessible for the lawful purposes of enforcing criminal law, protecting public revenue and enforcing pecuniary penalties. It is not as you describe. That is the threshold. It is an obvious threshold and it works. For the record, we will not be supporting your amendments to change that threshold.