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Thursday, 24 November 2011
Page: 9571

Senator ABETZ (TasmaniaLeader of the Opposition in the Senate) (17:45): So we can force somebody to give evidence which might incriminate them to stop a further injury taking place, but if we suspect a serial murderer is on the run, despite the fact that we think he or she may commit another murder, we cannot have the same powers applied to them. Can the parliamentary secretary confirm that that is the case and then explain what the public policy arguments are?