Information about the inquiry

Inquiry into the AusCheck Bill 2006

Information about the inquiry

On 8 February 2007, the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 14 March 2007.

The Bill will provide a regulatory framework for coordinating and conducting centralised background criminal and security checking by the Attorney-General's Department of applicants for the Aviation Security Identity Card and the Maritime Security Identity Card, and any subsequent schemes.

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are called for by 23 February 2007. 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) 6277 3560.

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794