The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review into the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Act 2019.
A Temporary Exclusion Order prevents the return of certain individuals to Australia without a return permit imposing pre-entry and post-entry conditions. In addition, the individual must meet one of the following criteria:
- The Minister must consider that making the order would substantially assist in addressing the threat of terrorism from an individual; or
- The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has assessed the individual to be a direct or indirect risk to security.
The Committee tabled its Advisory Report on the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019 in April 2019, and the Committee is required by Section 29(cc) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 to consider the operation, effectiveness and implications of the scheme by 31 July 2022.
Making a submission
The Committee invites written submissions addressing any or all of the areas of focus for the Committee’s inquiry. Submissions should clearly identify which areas of focus are being addressed.
Prospective submitters are advised that any submission to the Committee’s inquiry must be prepared solely for the inquiry and should not be published prior to being accepted by the Committee. Documents do not attract parliamentary privilege until they are accepted by the Committee. Submissions are requested by Monday, 29 November 2021.
Further information about making a submission to a parliamentary inquiry is available here.