Information about the inquiry

Inquiry into the Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006

Information about the inquiry

On 7 December 2006, the Senate referred the above Bill to the Legal and Constitutional Committee for inquiry and report by 7 February 2007.

The Bill makes changes to law enforcement investigative powers, including powers to conduct covert investigations and for new arrangements for the provision of search warrants. It also amends laws for the protection of witnesses.

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are called for by 19 January 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