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Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014 standard

Today this Australian Senate is presented with an opportunity to debate and vote for the Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014. I know that many Australians, including up to one million voters nationwide, are influenced by how this government treats our Australian Defence Force and veterans’ families and will be interested in the contributions from senators in this chamber. This is simple private member’s legislation I had drafted before Christmas which links pay for members of the Australian Defence Force with pay for Australian parliamentarians or to the consumer price index, whichever is higher. 2nd Reading Speech – Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014 – 19-3-15 Division – Defence Amendment ...

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Question to the Attorney General, Senator Brandis re National Security standard

Mr President, I refer the Attorney-General to the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995 which states that if any Australian engages in conduct that assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, another country or an organisation that is engaged in armed hostilities against the Australian Defence Force, they are guilty of treason and should face life in jail. I also refer the Attorney-General to the fact that his government acknowledges more than 120 Australian citizens are engaged in armed hostilities against the Australian Defence Force and fighting for Islamic State. His government has identified hundreds of Islamic Australian citizens living on home soil who have assisted Islamic State. Can the Attorney-General explained why those citizens have not been charged ...

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National Security standard

Mr President, I refer the Attorney-General to the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995 which states that if any Australian engages in conduct that assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, another country or an organisation that is engaged in armed hostilities against the Australian Defence Force, they are guilty of treason and should face life in jail. I also refer the Attorney-General to the fact that his government acknowledges more than 120 Australian citizens are engaged in armed hostilities against the Australian Defence Force and fighting for Islamic State. His government has identified hundreds of Islamic Australian citizens living on home soil who have assisted Islamic State. Can the Attorney- General explained why those citizens have not been charged with the high crime ...

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Question to Qld Senator Brandis, Attorney-General re The Australian Constitution standard

I refer the Attorney-General to section 44(i) of the Constitution, as shown on page 6 of the Senate pocket procedures guide, which indicates that, if at the time of nomination a Senate candidate formally or informally acknowledges allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power ….. QWN – constitution – 2-9-14

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