Inquiry into the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

On 16 July 2014 the Attorney-General, Senator The Hon George Brandis, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014.

The Bill implements many of the bipartisan recommendations made by the Committee in Chapter 4 of its 2013 Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia's National Security Legislation. The purpose of the inquiry will be to scrutinise whether the Bill appropriately implements recommendations agreed by the Committee last year and to assess the balance of national security and safeguards proposed in the Bill.

Submissions to this inquiry have now closed.

Submitters should note that the issue of data retention does not fall within the scope of this inquiry.

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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

About this inquiry

The Committee will inquire into and report on National Security Legilation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014.

Past Public Hearings

18 Aug 2014: Canberra
15 Aug 2014: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Report tabled


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