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Wednesday, 11 December 2002
Page: 7699

Senator FAULKNER (Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) (12:02 PM) —As I understand it, the prescribed authority would be in a position to assist someone being questioned to obtain appropriate legal representation. Effectively, what is set out here is almost a bullet-point listing of the matters that ought to be covered in the procedural statement. Obviously that would give the government an opportunity to flesh it out. The key differences here, I think, are some additional points that, in view of the opposition, are important enough to be included in the procedural statement.