Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014

17 June 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-239-5

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 29KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 143KB)

Referral and conduct of the inquiry
Overview of the Bill
Key provisions of the Bill

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 126KB)

Power to review proposed as well as existing legislation
Referrals from Senate committees and the AHRC
Staffing and operational arrangements
Tabling of reports and government responses
Committee view

Additional Comments by Labor Senators (PDF 141KB)
Dissenting Report of the Australian Greens (PDF 158KB)

General Support for the Bill
Particular Support for Extended Powers to Review Proposed Laws
Particular Support for Expanding Source of References
Particular Support for Ensuring Position of Monitor is Not Left Vacant
Particular Support for Requiring Timely Government Response to Monitor's Reports
Particular support for Establishment of the Office of the Monitor as a Listed Entity
Addressing Issues Raised in Submissions

Appendix 1 (PDF 5KB)

Public submissions

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560