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  • Press freedom report calls for reform and transparency

    A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press has recommended measures to improve public interest protections and transparency, with a report tabled today.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020


  • PJCIS – press freedom inquiry new submissions and reporting timeframe

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has received detailed new evidence to its Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press which has necessitated a further extension to its reporting timeframe.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 13 December 2019


  • Press freedom inquiry reporting timeframe

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) is busy finalising its consideration of the Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 21 November 2019


  • National security and law enforcement impacts on the press - hearings continue

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold two further public hearings this week for its Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 19 September 2019


  • National security and law enforcement impacts on the press - hearings commence

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will hold two public hearings this week for its Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 12 August 2019


  • Committee to scrutinise the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced an inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press. The inquiry was referred by the Attorney-General, The Hon Christian Porter MP, on 4 July 2019, for the PJCIS to inquire into the Terms of Reference.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 5 July 2019



    12 Aug 2019: National security and law enforcement impacts on the press - hearings commence PDF: National security and law enforcement impacts on the press - hearings commence
    05 Jul 2019: Committee to scrutinise the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press PDF: Committee to scrutinise the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press


    Committee Secretariat contact:

    Committee Secretary
    Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
    PO Box 6021
    Parliament House
    Canberra ACT 2600

    Phone: +61 2 6277 2360
    Fax: +61 2 6277 4424
    pjcis@aph.gov.au

    About this inquiry

    This inquiry was referred on 4 July 2019 by the Attorney-General pursuant to subparagraph 29(1)(b)(ia) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001. The inquiry is to report on the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press.



    Past Public Hearings

    20 Sep 2019: Canberra
    19 Sep 2019: Canberra
    14 Aug 2019: Canberra

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    Inquiry Status

    Submissions Closed

    Accessibility

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    Further information regarding accessibility can be found at www.aph.gov.au/Help/Accessibility