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Thursday, 25 September 2014
Page: 7248


Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandDeputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, Vice-President of the Executive Council, Minister for Arts and Attorney-General) (20:27): I am sure those media organisations would prefer that this provision not be enacted. But for the reasons that persuaded every member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—including, I might say, the independent member who sat on the committee during the last parliament Mr Andrew Wilkie—there are sound policy reasons to do so.