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Thursday, 25 September 2014
Page: 7233


Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandDeputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, Vice-President of the Executive Council, Minister for Arts and Attorney-General) (19:27): Senator Leyonhjelm, I am told this has been addressed in the revised explanatory memorandum that I believe has been circulated—it is about to be circulated, I am told. I am sorry. The definition of 'torture' which we have included—I am sure you will be happy with this—is a broader definition which is based upon the definition in the international instruments to which Australia is a party, and in particular the convention on the elimination of torture.