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  • Report tabled on identity-matching bills

    A parliamentary report into the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2019 has recommended both bills be strengthened to provide protections for Australian citizens.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 24 October 2019



    09 Aug 2019: PJCIS to review three national security Bills PDF: PJCIS to review three national security Bills


    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

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2019.

    These are re-introduced Bills. The Identity-matching Services Bill 2018 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching services) Bill 2018 lapsed upon this year's election. At this time the Committee's review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2018 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching services) Bill 2018 also lapsed.

    Pursuant to Clause 8 of Schedule 1 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 the Committee has accepted evidence to its review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching services) Bill 2019 all evidence including submissions and transcripts taken for the Committee's review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2018 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching services) Bill 2018 can be found here.



    Inquiry Status

    Submissions Closed

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