Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021 Bills

Before the minister concludes the debate on the Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021, as chair of Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade I’d like to thank the minister for her referral to the committee for us to consider this. I’d like to thank colleagues from all sides of the chamber and also the House for their constructive engagement, particularly Mr Kevin Andrews, who chaired the subcommittee. I’d also like to thank the executive for their constructive engagement after the report and their decision to proceed. I think it’s quite appropriate that our system of democracy has worked—and worked well. It’s why we should defend it, and I commend this bill to the house.