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 22 COMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 2003

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed by Mr Tanner who moved, as an amendment—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"whilst not denying the Bill a second reading, the House expresses its concern with respect to:

(1) the inadequate appeal mechanisms available to those who are denied telecommunications services under the provisions of the Bill; and

(2) the widespread accessing of individuals' telephone call data by Government officials without adequate safeguards".

Debate continued.

Amendment negatived.

Question—That the Bill be now read a second time—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Message from the Administrator

Message No. 158, 17 June 2003, from His Excellency the Administrator was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the Bill.

Leave granted for third reading to be moved forthwith.


On the motion of Mr Hardgrave (Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs), the Bill was read a third time.