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Wednesday, 1 December 2004
Page: 22


Senator BROWN (11:06 AM) —I move Greens amendment (5) on sheet 4424:

(5) Clause 31, page 27 (after line 6), at the end of the clause, add:

(9) Where a court makes an order permitting information to be disclosed as being subject to the Attorney-General's non-disclosure certificate, the court must be satisfied that the amended document or substitution document to be adduced as evidence would provide the defendant with substantially the same ability to make his or her defence as would disclosure of the source document.

The purpose of this amendment is to give fairness to the defendant. I recommend it to the committee.