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LAW AND JUSTICE—TRAPWIRE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Senator Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 842—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) reports of a surveillance system known as TrapWire operating in the United Kingdom, Canada and cities in the United States of America, including Washington DC, Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles, and

  (ii) TrapWire's features are reputed to include the ability to centralise and aggregate data from public surveillance cameras and share threat information across networks; and

 (b) calls on the Government to confirm:

  (i) whether the TrapWire system is deployed anywhere in Australia,

  (ii) if Australian law enforcement and intelligence agencies have access to, or have in the past used, information provided by foreign law enforcement and intelligence agencies using the TrapWire system, and

  (iii) if the Government or its law enforcement and intelligence agencies have held discussions about acquiring the TrapWire system for use by government entities here.

Question put and negatived.

Statement by leave: Senator Ludlam, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

All Australian Greens senators, by leave, recorded their votes for the ayes.