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Tuesday, 10 December 2002
Page: 7609


Senator HARRIS (8:07 PM) —I rise to indicate that One Nation will support Labor's amendment. I also want to place on record that I find it quite intriguing that the government has spent an inordinate amount of the time of this chamber over the past 12 months in bringing in legislation to make them concur with the Criminal Code and here we have the opposition actually setting out to bring the same regime into place in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 and we have got the government opposing it. It is almost to the point of being quite amusing that the government could, day after day, bring legislation into this place—I will add that it had the support of the Senate—to ensure that all of that legislation, in terms of definitions and function, complied with the Criminal Code. I would be interested to find out why, in this case, the government is opposing the opposition's amendment. It seems that the opposition's amendment is actually achieving what the government has been carrying out all year.

Question agreed to.