Jun 252011


Beginning of transcript:

KEITH LOCKE (Green): One of the problems we have with discussing this legislation—whether it is appropriate, and the particular issues that the previous speaker raised—is that the SIS is such an opaque organisation and, whatever we pass here, it is very hard to tell whether it will abide by it because we do not have the means of it being accountable to Parliament the way we have with other Government agencies. Often when Ministers come into this House they trumpet the achievements of their organisation and the importance of this legislation to improve the functioning of that organisation, but, in the case of the SIS, I cannot think of one achievement it can claim credit for over many, many years.

Hon David Parker: Preventing thermo-nuclear war.

KEITH LOCKE: Well, it is interesting that……………


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