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Monday, 9 May 1994
Page: 450

Senator LEES (Deputy Leader of the Australian Democrats) (5.37 p.m.) —I wish to speak to the thrust of what Senator Harradine is trying to do. I find myself agreeing with Senator Newman: either we agree with this particular set of amendments or we do not. I am having a great deal of difficulty with the wording of Senator Harradine's amendment. The way in which it is worded is that within the period of 12 months, if there is to be an entry there needs to be a search warrant, and beyond that, there does not need to be a search warrant. I think the wording is extremely difficult to interpret in the short time that we have had to look at it. I cannot see that there is anything to recommend the amendment, and the Democrats will not be supporting it.