Provisions of the National Security Information (Criminal
Proceedings) Bill 2004 and the National Security Information (Criminal
Proceedings) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2004
On 16 June 2004, the Senate referred the provisions of
the above Bills to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee
for inquiry and report by 19 August 2004.
The Bills seek to protect
information from disclosure during a proceeding for a Commonwealth offence
where the disclosure is likely to prejudice
Australia’s national security.
Terms of Reference
National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings)
National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) (Consequential
Amendments) Bill 2004
General Notes to Assist in the Preparation of Submissions
called for by 2 July 2004. Submissions become Committee
documents and are only made public after a decision by the Committee.
Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege.
Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02)
The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic
form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that a postal address and phone number is enclosed with
all email submissions.
Submissions may also be faxed to (02) 6277 5794.
Report - Tabled 19 August 2004
For further information
Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee
Room S1.61, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6277 3560
Fax: (02) 6277 5794