C. Glossary

Adverse security assessment – has the meaning given by section 35 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979:
security assessment means a statement in writing furnished by ASIO to a Commonwealth agency expressing any recommendation, opinion or advice on, or otherwise referring to, the question whether it would be consistent with the requirements of security for prescribed administrative action to be taken in respect of a person or the question whether the requirements of security make it necessary or desirable for prescribed administrative action to be taken in respect of a person, and includes any qualification or comment expressed in connection with any such recommendation, opinion or advice, being a qualification or comment that relates or that could relate to that question.
adverse security assessment means a security assessment in respect of a person that contains:
any opinion or advice, or any qualification of any opinion or advice, or any information, that is or could be prejudicial to the interests of the person; and
a recommendation that prescribed administrative action be taken or not be taken in respect of the person, being a recommendation the implementation of which would be prejudicial to the interests of the person.
Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms – a general term used to describe the reforms set out in the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017.

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