The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into the effectiveness of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020. The bill review was referred to the Committee by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs.
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is required under Section 29(1)(a) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001, to conduct an annual review of the administration, expenditure and financial statements of the ASIO, ASIS, AGO, DIO, ASD and ONA.
Under section 29(1)(bb)(i)(ii) and (ii) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001, it is a function of the PJCIS to review, by 7 January 2021, the operation, effectiveness and implications of:
The Committee is also conducting a review into the operation, effectiveness and implications of Division 105A of the Criminal Code (which provides for continuing detention orders) and any other provision of that Code as far as it relates to that Division.
The PJCIS has commenced these reviews as one inquiry.
The Committee is required under Section 187N of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to review amendments made to Commonwealth legislation by the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 and to complete its review by 30 September 2020.
Committee SecretaryParliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and SecurityPO Box 6021Parliament HouseCanberra ACT 2600 Phone: +61 2 6277 2360Fax: +61 2 6277 email@example.com
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is constituted under section 28 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.
The Committee conducts inquiries into matters referred to it by the Senate, the House of Representatives or a Minister of the Commonwealth Government.
The Committee also has certain review functions under section 29 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.
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