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Wednesday, 11 December 2002
Page: 7698

Senator GREIG (11:59 AM) —For the reasons outlined by Senator Faulkner, we Democrats are also attracted to the procedural statement mechanisms advocated by the opposition. For that reason we too can support government amendments (9) and (12), but we would have some difficulty with government amendment (10). We believe that the procedural statement proposal being presented by the opposition is a better model because it will incorporate the following: procedures for recording interviews; reimbursement by the Commonwealth of the reasonable expenses of a person subject to a warrant, and that would include legal expenses; toilet facilities; and privacy. But the biggest improvement which follows from the opposition's procedural amendment, as opposed to that advocated by the government, is the disallowance, which we would support.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Knowles)—By agreement, we are putting the questions separately. The question is that government amendments (9), (11) and (12) be agreed to.

Question agreed to.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN —The question now is that government amendment (10) be agreed to.

Question negatived.