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Wednesday, 11 December 2002
Page: 7676

Senator BROWN (9:51 AM) —Last night, we were getting a response from Senator Faulkner on the definition of `keeping in custody', which Labor prefers to `keeping in detention'. Senator Faulkner gave a good account of that. Labor's view is that this legislation is about questioning people who may have information which can help deter terror, whereas the government's prime impulse in this legislation is to detain people and, during that detention, to question them for the same purpose. There is a difference. It would be good to hear from the minister his response to Senator Faulkner's closing comments and explanation of Labor's position last night.