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Monday, 9 May 1994
Page: 447


Senator CROWLEY (Minister for Family Services) (5.18 p.m.) —My best understanding is that it is not so much a problem of whether a warrant would be approved but of whether the evidence had been changed in the time it would take. That is one of the concerns that have been raised—that sometimes it is important to be able to do investigations expeditiously. It is possible for people to go on perpetrating a fraud or false evidence and to alter that evidence in the time required to get a warrant. That is one of the principal concerns. Also, it could be possible to substantiate requests for investigation at the case management program stage, thus allowing the suspicion to become worthy of a very thorough investigation.