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Tuesday, 30 November 2004
Page: 83


Senator ELLISON (Minister for Justice and Customs) (6:01 PM) —In the definition section, `law enforcement interests' has the meaning given by clause 11. That is listed as follows:

In this Act, law enforcement interests includes interests in the following:

(a) avoiding disruption to national and international efforts relating to law enforcement, criminal intelligence, criminal investigation, foreign intelligence and security intelligence;

(b) protecting the technologies and methods used to collect, analyse, secure or otherwise deal with, criminal intelligence, foreign intelligence or security intelligence;

(c) the protection and safety of informants and of persons associated with informants;

(d) ensuring that intelligence and law enforcement agencies are not discouraged from giving information to a nation's government and government agencies.

That is a comprehensive definition, I would submit with respect to the committee.