Intelligence Services Amendment Bill 2018

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the Intelligence Services Amendment Bill 2018.

The Intelligence Services Amendment Bill 2018 will improve and modernise the legislative framework that governs the use of force by the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) to address key operational challenges and issues. The Bill will do this by amending the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (IS Act) to:

a. enable the Minister to specify additional persons outside Australia who may be protected by an ASIS staff member or agent; and 

b. provide that an ASIS staff member or agent performing specified activities outside Australia will be able to use reasonable and necessary force in the performance of an ASIS function.

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

About this inquiry

Report tabled: 4 December 2018

Past Public Hearings

03 Dec 2018: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed

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