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Thursday, 28 June 2018
Page: 15


Senator SESELJA (Australian Capital TerritoryAssistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation) (11:03): If we look at section 92.2, we can't simply take (d) in isolation. If you look at the entirety of the offence:

(a) the person engages in conduct; and

(b) any of the following circumstances exists—

—that is:

… acting on behalf of a foreign principal;

   (ii) the conduct is directed, funded or supervised by a foreign principal or a person acting on behalf of a foreign principal; and

(c) the person intends that the conduct will:

   (i) influence—

as set out in (c). Taking (d) in isolation is what you are seeking to do. I would simply respond by saying that it is the entirety of it and all of that conduct, as set out in section 92.2.