Labor and The Greens remain staunchly opposed. Contact with the crossbenchers has been encouraging.
The government may decide to hold the bill back until later in the week, or preferably later, later, later..........
Abolishing the Office of Australian Information Commissioner without proper inquiry didn't make sense when announced on Budget night in May.
The government has produced nothing to advance the case for this retrograde step since.
Meanwhile Labor speakers and The Greens Adam Bandt in the House, the Bills Digest, submissions to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, testimony at the public hearing and the committee's report ( other than the two pages the three government senators take to brush aside the evidence) all outline compelling reasons why the bill should be defeated.
To those anxious open transparent and accountable government supporters who have been in touch with me from Canada, the US, UK and elsewhere, common sense is in with a chance in the Australian Senate this week.