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Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Page: 2257


Senator McKIM (Tasmania) (09:38): I just indicate, as I believe I did in my second reading contribution, that the Greens are very happy to support this amendment because we do think that it enhances the safeguards for children who would come within the provisions of this legislation by providing them with a right to legal assistance, although this improvement is certainly by no means enough to change our view that this is bad legislation. I also foreshadow, as Senator Leyonhjelm has, that we will have some further questions for the Attorney on the way that this bill is to be interpreted, once we have dealt with the amendments before the house.

The CHAIR: I alert people to the fact that I have a running sheet before me that indicates that Senator Hanson has an amendment, but she is not here. So I will put the question. The question is that the amendment on sheet ZA417 moved by Senator Brandis be agreed to.

Question agreed to.