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Title

  • Motions Mandatory Telecommunications Data Retention Scheme
  • Motions - Mandatory Telecommunications Data Retention Scheme - Repeal the scheme

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ludlam</p>
  • <p>I move</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2016-03-16.152.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Scott Ludlam](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/scott_ludlam) about the [mandatory telecommunications data retention scheme](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_data_retention#Australia).
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >> *(i) the expensive, intrusive and ultimately pointless [mandatory telecommunications data retention scheme](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_%28Interception_and_Access%29_Amendment_%28Data_Retention%29_Act_2015) was introduced in the 2015-16 Budget at a cost to taxpayers of $153.8 million,*
  • >> *(ii) mandatory data retention forces Australian Internet service providers and telecommunications carriers to retain comprehensive records on their customers' Internet and telephone habits for a period of 2 years,*
  • >> *(iii) the full cost of the scheme is in excess of $300 million but costs just 15 cents per day to circumvent via simple steps such as those helpfully articulated by the Prime Minister ([Mr Turnbull](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/wentworth/malcolm_turnbull)), and*
  • >> *(iv) since the Australian Labor Party supported the Government in passing the bill, the number of additional agencies requesting warrantless access to metadata has included the [Australian Taxation Office](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Taxation_Office), the [Australian Border Force](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Border_Force) and the [Victorian Racing Integrity Commissioner](http://www.racingintegrity.vic.gov.au/home/about+the+office/); and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to repeal the scheme.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) the expensive, intrusive and ultimately pointless mandatory telecommunications data retention scheme was introduced in the 2015-16 Budget at a cost to taxpayers of $153.8 million,</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) mandatory data retention forces Australian Internet service providers and telecommunications carriers to retain comprehensive records on their customers' Internet and telephone habits for a period of 2 years,</p>
  • <p class="italic">(iii) the full cost of the scheme is in excess of $300 million but costs just 15 cents per day to circumvent via simple steps such as those helpfully articulated by the Prime Minister (Mr Turnbull), and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(iv) since the Australian Labor Party supported the Government in passing the bill, the number of additional agencies requesting warrantless access to metadata has included the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Border Force and the Victorian Racing Integrity Commissioner; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Government to repeal the scheme.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion moved by Senator Ludlam be agreed to.</p>
  • <p>The Senate divided. [17:53]</p>
  • <p>(The President&#8212;Senator Parry)</p>
  • <p>Question negatived.</p>