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Monday, 29 November 2004
Page: 85

Senator BROWN (5:47 PM) —I thank the minister for that undertaking. I was particularly interested in the immediate implementation of the bill: whether employees of telecommunications providers will be able to intercept customers' stored information, whether undelivered communications will have less privacy protection than a letter seized from an Australian post office box and whether Commonwealth, state and territory government law enforcement agencies will get powers to encroach on and intercept stored information, even though the impulse to do that is not because of the investigation of serious crime.