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Thursday, 13 November 2008
Page: 47

Senator LUDLAM (1:42 PM) —I move Australian Greens amendment (8) on sheet 5636:

(8)    Clause 12, page 7 (line 5), omit “5 years”, substitute “3 years”.

In the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs inquiry into this bill, we received a variety of advice going to the tenure or the term of the reviewer. We feel that it is important, particularly if there is only to be one reviewer rather than our preferred option of three, that the tenure should be limited. We have proposed three years rather than five years.