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Government and civil society groups to discuss ASIO questioning powers

Issue date: Thursday, 9 July 2020

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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will hold a public hearing tomorrow for its review into the effectiveness of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020. The Bill review was requested by the Minister for Home Affairs in a letter to the Committee available here.

Public Hearing Details

Date: Friday, 10 July 2020
Time 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (AEST)
Location: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

The Committee will hear from the Law Council of Australia, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Office of the Inspector General for Intelligence and Security, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Security intelligence Organisation and the Department of Home Affairs.

A program for the hearing can be found here.

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

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.

Media Inquiries

Chair, Mr Andrew Hastie MP (Canning, WA)
08 9534 8044 (Electorate office)
02 6277 4223 (Parliament House)

For Background Information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2360

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