About this committee

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is constituted under section 28 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

The Committee conducts inquiries into matters referred to it by the Senate, the House of Representatives or a Minister of the Commonwealth Government.

The Committee also has certain review functions under section 29 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

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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 2067
pjcis@aph.gov.au

Media Releases

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  • 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


  • 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


  • Intelligence and Security Committee supports the listing of terrorist organisations

    The Intelligence and Security Committee today tabled its report supporting regulations listing and re-listing groups, such as Islamic State-Somalia, as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 10 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 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


  • 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




    23 March 2017: Statement on terrorist attack in London PDF icon
    8 February 2018: Statement by Chair and Deputy Chair on Foreign Interference bills PDF icon
    22 February 2018: Joint release by Chair and Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security  PDF icon


    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 2067
    pjcis@aph.gov.au

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