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  • Australia’s deteriorating security environment leads to surge in PJCIS workload

    Australia’s rapidly deteriorating security environment, which is characterised by unprecedented levels of foreign interference, cyber attacks and terrorism, has led to a record high workload for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in the 46th Parliament.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 1 April 2022


  • PJCIS joint statement - on the passing of David Irvine AO

    On behalf of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Irvine family and to all who loved him and had the privilege to know him.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 31 March 2022


  • Committee to review listing of Hamas, National Socialist Order and six other terrorist organisations

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the listing and re-listing of eight organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 31 March 2022


  • PJCIS backs laws to further strengthen intelligence community

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has backed proposed laws that will further strengthen the capacity of the National Intelligence Community to contend with a rapidly deteriorating security environment.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 25 March 2022


  • PJCIS backs second tranche of cyber laws to ensure a united response to cyber-attacks

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has backed proposed new laws that further enhance government cooperation with industry to combat sophisticated cyber-attacks on Australia’s critical infrastructure.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 25 March 2022


  • Next steps to combat foreign interference at Australian universities

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) today presented its recommendations to combat foreign interference at Australian universities and in the research sector.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 25 March 2022


  • PJCIS supports terrorist listing of Hizballah and The Base

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has endorsed the listing of Hizballah and The Base as terrorist organisations under Australia’s Criminal Code.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 25 March 2022


  • Public hearing into second tranche of cyber laws

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will hear evidence from critical industries and government agencies on proposed new laws to protect Australia’s infrastructure from sophisticated cyber attacks.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 15 March 2022


  • Intelligence community to appear before Committee in response to Richardson Review

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing for its Review of the National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 on Friday 25 February.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 24 February 2022


  • Committee to review second round of proposed Critical Infrastructure legislation

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into new laws to protect Australia’s infrastructure from sophisticated cyber threats.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 11 February 2022


  • Intelligence Committee backs expansion of intelligence oversight mechanisms

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has backed the enactment of greater oversight of the intelligence community in a new bill, with amendments.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 7 February 2022


  • Improved reforms to counter espionage, foreign interference in telecommunications sector

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has endorsed the use of the Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms, making six recommendations to improve its continued operation and address industry concerns.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 7 February 2022


  • Review of TOLA (Assistance and Access) Regime

    The PJCIS today presented its review of amendments made by the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (TOLA Act).

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021


  • PJCIS to review the listings of Hizballah and the Base as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the listing of Hizballah and The Base as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021


  • Intelligence agencies’ powers under committee scrutiny

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into proposed new laws, to address critical operational challenges that national intelligence agencies face, in a rapidly evolving security environment.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 26 November 2021


  • Australia’s intelligence agencies navigate challenging operating environment

    Australia’s intelligence agencies are operating at their best, despite challenges posed by the COVID pandemic, a deteriorating strategic environment and rapidly evolving threats, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has found.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 25 November 2021


  • AFP should retain counter-terrorism powers to keep Australians safe

    The PJCIS has recommended the Australian Federal Police be allowed to retain a range of counter-terrorism powers to protect Australians.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 14 October 2021


  • PJCIS recommends expanding terrorist listing of Hamas

    The Intelligence and Security Committee has recommended the government consider listing Hamas in its entirety as a terrorist organisation.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 14 October 2021


  • PJCIS to scrutinise the relisting of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades as a terrorist organisation

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing tomorrow examining the relisting of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades as part of its larger Review into the relisting of five organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 30 September 2021


  • PJCIS recommends critical infrastructure bill split to tackle urgent threats

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has backed the passage of urgent reforms as part of a proposed two-step approach to protect Australia’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021


  • Committee Recommends Extended Supervision Order Scheme Proceed With Amendments

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has recommended the Parliament pass with amendments a new Extended Supervision Order (ESO) scheme and interim supervision orders to better protect Australians from high-risk terrorist offenders (HRTO) who are due to be released into community after serving their custodial sentence.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 16 September 2021


  • Intelligence and Security Committee annual report

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has tabled its Annual Report of Committee Activities 2020-2021 and made five recommendations to improve the framework within which it performs its oversight functions of national security and intelligence matters.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021


  • Committee to hear about protecting sensitive information

    PJCIS to hold public hearing tomorrow as part of review into Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 26 August 2021


  • Committee recommends foreign intelligence legislation amendments

    PJCIS concludes review into the Foreign Intelligence Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 and recommends its passage with amendments.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021


  • Committee supports the re-listing and listing of two terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has today tabled its report by statement on the review of the re-listing of Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and listing of Neo-Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 10 August 2021


  • Committee commences review into Temporary Exclusion Orders

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into the operation, effectiveness and implications of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Act 2019.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 6 August 2021


  • Committee launches review into the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced its review into the operation, effectiveness and implications of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 6 August 2021


  • Committee Recommends Three New Warrants Proceed With Safeguards

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has recommended the Parliament pass three new warrant powers to help law enforcement agencies combat online crime, with amendments.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 5 August 2021


  • Home Affairs and ASD to respond to industry feedback on Security of Critical Infrastructure

    The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee will hold its fourth public hearing tomorrow as part of its Review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021


  • Industry and expert panels to give evidence on security of critical infrastructure

    The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee will hold two days of public hearings on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July as part of its Review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of Security of Critical Infrastructure Act.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 7 July 2021


  • PJCIS recommends Government consider expanding terrorist listing of Hizballah

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has recommended the Federal government consider listing Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021


  • Review of the re-listing and listing of two terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the re-listing of Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and listing of Neo-Jama’at Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 17 June 2021


  • First public hearing into Security of Critical Infrastructure to be held

    The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee will hold the first of a number of public hearings tomorrow as part of its Review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021


  • Re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing tomorrow for its Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021


  • Committee to review Strengthening Information Provisions Bill

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into the Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020. The bill review was referred to the Committee by the Hon Alex Hawke MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

    Media release issue date: Monday, 24 May 2021


  • Public hearing on Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms

    The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow as part of its Review of Part 14 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 – Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 17 May 2021


  • Committee agrees to an international production orders regime

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security tabled its report on Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020 today.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021


  • Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021


  • Intelligence Oversight bill under scrutiny

    The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow as part of its Review of the Intelligence Oversight and Other Legislation Amendment (Integrity Measures) Bill 2020.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021


  • Intelligence and Security Committee to hold two days of hearings into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will hold two public hearings this week for its Inquiry into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 28 April 2021


  • Review of the listing of Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the listing of Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 30 March 2021


  • Committee to hear from higher education sector on security risks

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing this week for its Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 18 March 2021


  • Review of the re-listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the re-listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021


  • Committee to hear from Government and Civil Society Groups on national security risks affecting Australian higher education and research sector

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will hold a public hearing this week for its Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 9 March 2021


  • Committee to hear from Government and Civil Society Groups on new identify and disrupt warrants

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will hold a public hearing this week for its Review of the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 9 March 2021


  • Committee to review Critical Infrastructure Bill and launch statutory review of Security of Critical Infrastructure Act

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 21 December 2020


  • Committee to review intelligence oversight bill

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into the Intelligence Oversight and Other Legislation Amendment (Integrity Measures) Bill 2020. The bill review was referred to the Committee by the Hon. Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 21 December 2020


  • Intelligence Committee to inquire into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review into the extremist movements and radicalism in Australia. The inquiry was referred to the Committee by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020


  • Committee to review Identify and Disrupt Bill

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review into the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020. The bill review was referred to the Committee by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 8 December 2020


  • Committee agrees to revised ASIO powers

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security today tabled its advisory report on the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 3 December 2020


  • High Risk Terrorist Offenders bill under scrutiny

    The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow as part of its Review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 12 November 2020


  • Intelligence Committee to review listings of two terrorist organisations

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the listing and re-listing of two organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020


  • Intelligence Committee to focus on higher education and research sector security

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has received a letter from the Minister for Home Affairs agreeing to its suggested Terms of Reference for an inquiry into National Security Risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector with a requested reporting date of July 2021.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 4 November 2020


  • Mandatory data retention improvements recommended

    A new report into Australia’s mandatory data retention regime recommends the Government implement a number of changes aimed to increasing transparency.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020


  • Extended supervision orders under review

    The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020 will be the subject of a new review from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 1 October 2020


  • AFP Counter-Terrorism Powers to be discussed

    A parliamentary inquiry into the counter-terrorism powers held by the Australian Federal Police will hear evidence from the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission at a hearing this week.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 24 September 2020


  • Public hearing on counter-terrorism ‘declared areas’

    A parliamentary inquiry on laws restricting entry to high-risk terrorism zones will hear evidence from the Law Council of Australia, the Australian Human Rights Commission and other expert government witnesses today.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 22 September 2020


  • PJCIS to review re-listing Islamic State East Asia as a terrorist organisation

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the re-listing of Islamic State East Asia (ISEA) as a terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020


  • Foreign interference in universities inquiry under consideration

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has received a letter from the Minister for Home Affairs referring an inquiry into foreign interference in Australia’s universities, publicly funded research agencies and competitive research grants agencies with a requested reporting date of July 2021.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 8 September 2020


  • Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms under Committee scrutiny

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a statutory review of the operation of Part 14 of the Telecommunications Act 1997. The review will look at Part 14 of the Act, to the extent that it was amended by the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017—Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 7 September 2020


  • Citizenship loss bill should pass: Intelligence Committee

    A parliamentary inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2019 has recommended that the Parliament pass the bill with relatively few amendments, in a report tabled today.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 1 September 2020


  • 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


  • Review of the listing and re-listing of three organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the listing and re-listing of three organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 13 August 2020


  • Intelligence Committee publishes INSLM’s report reviewing telecommunications amendments

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has today published Dr Renwick’s (Independent National Security Legislation Monitor) report ‘Trust but Verify’—A report concerning the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 and related matters.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 10 July 2020


  • Government and civil society groups to discuss ASIO questioning powers

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing tomorrow for its review into the effectiveness of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 9 July 2020


  • Committee to review ‘Declared area’ provisions

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a statutory review into the ‘declared area’ provisions, listed in sections 119.2 and 119.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 18 June 2020


  • AFP terrorism powers under review

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into the operation, effectiveness and implications of two sets of terrorism powers relating to the Australian Federal Police.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 18 June 2020


  • ASIO questioning powers under Committee scrutiny

    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.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 18 May 2020


  • Committee to hear from government, communications, and civil society on international productions orders

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold three public hearings this week for its Review into the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 11 May 2020


  • PJCIS – Review of the mandatory data retention regime

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has completed its review of the mandatory data retention regime, and is now working on its report.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 15 April 2020


  • Committee to review International Production Orders bill

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into the effectiveness of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020. The bill review was requested by the Minister for Home Affairs in a letter to the Committee.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 13 March 2020


  • Committee to hear from Home Affairs, ASIO and law enforcement on data retention

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing for its Review of the mandatory data retention regime.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 27 February 2020


  • Committee to hear from civil society and communications industry peak body on data retention

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing for its Review of the mandatory data retention regime.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 13 February 2020


  • Intelligence agencies managing administration and expenditure appropriately

    Today the Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee tabled its review of the administration and expenditure of Australian intelligence agencies for the 2017 18 financial year, fulfilling one of its key statutory oversight responsibilities.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 5 February 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


  • Intelligence Committee tables review of citizenship loss provisions

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has today tabled its report on its Review of the Australian Citizenship renunciation by conduct and cessation provisions.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019


  • 30 years of intelligence oversight

    The Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee is marking 30 years of operation with the presentation if its Annual report of Committee activities for 2018-2019.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019


  • Review of the re-listing of four organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the re-listing of four organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 28 November 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


  • Committee tables report on bill restricting parole for terrorists

    Today the Chair of the Parliament’s intelligence and security committee tabled its Advisory report on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 14 October 2019


  • Committee to review citizenship cessation bill

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review into the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2019.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 20 September 2019


  • Committee to review three national security bills

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced two reviews into the three new national security bills.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 9 August 2019


  • Committee to hear from Government and civil society on citizenship loss provisions

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold a public hearing for its Review of the Australian Citizenship renunciation by conduct and cessation provisions.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 1 August 2019


  • Committee to scrutinise groups listed as terrorist organisations

    The Intelligence and Security Committee will question the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Department of Home Affairs in relation to six organisations proposed to be listed as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code) during a public hearing in Canberra tomorrow.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 30 July 2019


  • Review of the re-listing of five organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code

    The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the re-listing of five organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

    Media release issue date: Monday, 1 January 0001




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    Parliament House
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