Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Third Reading – Video 12

Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Third Reading – Video 12

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was efficiencies but most importantly keeps once again our community safe thank you very much the speaker I called Todd Muller Thank You mr. speaker and I rise to take a short call this evening on the enhancing identity verification and border processes legislation a bill for the third reading but sir if I may before I dive into my small amount of contribution on this topic I do just want to acknowledge you this is my last speech I suspect in this Parliament and you’re second to last day here and our paths crossed back in the late 80s involved in the National Party and I worked with you mr. speaker both in your roles at a regional level and a national level and you have always been a mentor to me and I just want to acknowledge the over 25 years of close connection between myself and you and wish you all the best for your future like the previous speaker I too haven’t been involved in this select committee deliberation on this very complex bill and quite significant layers of improvement that are being put in place and enabled through this piece of legislation but unlike the previous speaker I’m not going to immediately dive into you know trying to lay blame on individuals or agencies and looking for sort of political points because actually I think what we see here in this legislation is actually government working now every single one of us would have been appalled by what happened with the individual and like the previous speaker I’m not going to given the kudos of being named but clearly a significant number of operational deficiencies were identified and this is often the way actually these things are not a big silver bullet major failures what happens in organizations and I’ve been involved in a commercial context over the years is that you have as they call it in the Swiss cheese model you have a whole lot of relatively minor in development actions or inactions that result in something which is clearly not acceptable but what we’ve seen here is very much a whole-of-government approach around acknowledging this was an issue doing an inquiry to identify the breath of changes both culturally and in terms of process that needed to be brought into place a number of them were immediately enacted but of course to support that cultural change and focus on excellence there needed to be a little legislation put in place to ensure that the legislative framework to encourage that sharing of information was in place and set the right legislative direction and underpinning for that change of culture and I thought in McKelvey actually spoke very well on this topic just before when he talked about the inherent tension between freedom of information and personal information and the freedoms that are expected around that personal information and the extent to which that gets traded away when you have committed a crime against the community and have a consequence to see you jailed and I think well again I’m not close to this but what I have listened to in this debate and read that both the initial bill I think had very close to the right balance and the collective efforts of the Select Committee in their almost unanimity have got this piece of legislation to a very good position so so I’m very pleased to see that as we conclude the 51st Parliament we have got another example of government working government delivering and getting a good outcome and I commend the bill to the house I mean business debate has concluded the question is that the motion be agreed to those of that opinion will say aye so the contrary no the eyes have it a party votes called for I’ll ask the clerk to conduct the party vote you know national 58 votes on favor

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