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Thursday, 3 December 2015
Page: 9918


Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandAttorney-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (20:17): This is a battlefield conflict, Senator. Australia's engagement in the Middle East is a military engagement and we are, as I keep saying to you, determined to defeat and destroy ISIL on the battlefield. But we also have to, at the same time, protect our own domestic populations in Australia from ISIL-inspired domestic terrorism.