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Tuesday, 30 November 2004
Page: 66


Senator ELLISON (Minister for Justice and Customs) (4:44 PM) —I simply add that the government oppose this amendment. I certainly agree with the comments that Senator Ludwig has made. We believe that in this bill we have a suitable regime for the retrieval of listening devices and that the proposal by the Democrats could allow law enforcement to covertly enter premises to retrieve a device that has been unlawfully installed. We prefer the regime as outlined in this bill, and we oppose the Democrat amendment.

Question negatived.