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Intelligence and Security Committee to hold two days of hearings into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia

Issue date: Wednesday, 28 April 2021

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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will hold two public hearings this week for its Inquiry into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia.

Various Government agencies and organisations will speak at the hearing on Thursday while the Friday hearing will hear from civil society groups, academics, and tech companies.

Committee Chair Senator James Paterson stated 'These hearings will provide the Committee with a solid base of evidence to this Inquiry. The Committee is looking forward to discussing this significant national security topic with some of the leading experts in the field of extremism and radicalisation.'

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 on the Watch Parliament website.

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

Public Hearing Details:

Thursday, 29 April 2021
10.00AM – 4.00PM (AEST)
Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

Friday, 30 April 2021
10.00AM – 4.30PM (AEST)
Committee Room 2S1, Parliament House, Canberra

Programs for both hearings can be found on the Committee's website.

Media Inquiries:

Chair, Senator James Paterson via Deborah Seccombe
0451 255 891

For Background Information:  

Committee Secretariat
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
02 6277 2360

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.

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