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FOR – Bills — Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Prohibited Hate Symbols and Other Measures) Bill 2023; Second Reading

Andrew McLachlan

Pursuant to the order agreed to earlier today, the time allotted for the second reading of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Prohibited Hate Symbols and Other Measures) Bill has expired. I will now put the questions on the second reading amendments circulated. The first question is that the second reading amendment circulated by the Australian Greens on sheet 2324 be agreed to.

Australian Greens circulated amendment—

SHEET 2324

At the end of the motion, add ", but the Senate:

(a) is of the opinion that while criminalising the use of Nazi symbols and salutes is a valid and appropriate public policy outcome, certain other provisions of the bill that go beyond this potentially criminalise speech and conduct in a manner that risks exacerbating over policing of marginalised communities, such as Muslim and Arab communities, including by the potential for aggressive policing of conduct that is in fact not criminalised by this bill; and

(b) notes that these concerns have been raised by stakeholders but have not been addressed".

Summary

Date and time: 12:58 PM on 2023-12-06
Senator Pocock's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 9
Total number of "no" votes: 33
Total number of abstentions: 34
Related bill: Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Prohibited Hate Symbols and Other Measures) Bill 2023

Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au