The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will be holding a public hearing tomorrow as part of its review into the Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020.
The Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020 amends both the Migration Act 1958 and the Australian Citizenship Act 2007. The Bill amends the Migration Act to safeguard protected information provided by gazetted intelligence and law enforcement agencies to refuse or cancel a visa on character grounds, or revoke or set aside such decisions (Protected Information).
Chair of the Committee, Senator James Paterson said: ‘The Committee will hear from various Government and non-government witnesses on the importance of safeguarding protected information where it is in the public interest while balancing the need for transparency.’
Public hearing details
Friday, 27 August 2021
9:30 am—2 pm (AEST)
Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra
A program for the hearing can be found on the committee website
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, teleconference and video conference facilities will be used to connect witnesses to Committee Members. The hearings will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live
Chair, Senator James Paterson via Deborah Seccombe, 0451 255 891 or email@example.com
For background information
Committee Secretariat, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, (02) 6277 2360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.