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Thursday, 3 December 2015
Page: 9921

Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (20:27): I appreciate the Attorney's answer, but it seems to me that this legislation, which has been framed fairly and squarely in the public arena by the former Prime Minister, by our immigration and by the Attorney-General, actually goes way beyond dealing with terrorism; it actually extends to section 91.1 of the Criminal Code. There is reference in the proceedings in The Hague that potentially Mr Collaery and Witness K could be in the firing line of section 91.1. That is the assertion that is made by the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. So does the Attorney concede that the legislation can apply in a case such as this, given the reference made by the Solicitor-General, and that an eminent Australian, a former Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, could face losing his citizenship if there were a prosecution brought under this legislation, if passed, under section 91.1?