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Thursday, 14 February 2019
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Senator STEELE-JOHN (Western Australia) (11:29): The Australian Greens will be supporting the amendment put forward by the opposition. They make a bad bill slightly better. I am fascinated to hear Senator McAllister quote from the good Dr Chris Culnane and Professor Teague in relation to this bill. I have been working very closely with individuals, such as themselves, and I can assure the chamber that their preferred outcome would have been for the opposition to oppose the bill and to now have a position of repealing the bill. But, as I said, this makes it a little bit better, so, until we have an opportunity to repeal, it will do.

The CHAIR: The question is that opposition amendment (1) on sheet 8642 as moved by Senate McAllister be agreed to.