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Tuesday, 10 December 2002
Page: 7616

Senator ELLISON (Minister for Justice and Customs) (8:41 PM) —Senator Bolkus is talking about whether this can be done by telephone. I have indicated to him that there has to be a physical aspect to this. It is a conveyance which is personal.

Senator Bolkus —Where is that stated? That is not what you read out.

Senator ELLISON —If you have to deliver a document to someone, that is a physical aspect. If you make sure that they are standing by the fax and you send it to them and they receive it, that is a physical conveyance. It is not something that is done over a telephone whereby no signature or anything is provided. I read the proposed subsection very clearly. Senator Bolkus, by his question, is trying to imply that this bill allows a telephone warrant—it does not. The proposed subsection is there. It speaks for itself.