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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Page: 7101


Senator BERNARDI (South Australia) (11:22): I thank you for providing me the opportunity to participate in this debate—for your consideration in that respect. Minister, I have a few questions of clarification. Thank you for addressing one of the matters I raised in my speech in the second reading debate: that the Attorney-General effectively will be acting as a gatekeeper to assess the merits or otherwise of any complaints and actions before they proceed to court. Are you able to advise me whether such a gatekeeping role is applicable to any other law or whether there are any legislative impediments to providing access to the judicial system?