About this committee

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is constituted under section 28 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

The Committee conducts inquiries into matters referred to it by the Senate, the House of Representatives or a Minister of the Commonwealth Government.

The Committee also has certain review functions under section 29 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

Track Committee

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

At the dissolution of the House of Representatives on Thursday 11 April 2019 this committee ceased to exist. Any inquiries that were not completed have lapsed.

However, as a statutory Committee, the Parliamentary Joint Committe on Intelligence and Security will be re-established in the 46th Parliament. On 2 April 2019 the Committee  commenced three statutory reviews as listed below under current inquiries, and called for submissions. The Committee is required by legislation to report on each of these reviews by specified dates in the 46th Parliament.

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are advised that any submission to the Committee's inquiry must be prepared solely for the inquiry and should not be published prior to being accepted by the Committee.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 of the 46th Parliament. Documents submitted during the election period will be held by the Secretariat and provided to the Committee as established in the 46th Parliament. Submissions are requested by 1 July 2019. Further information about making a submission to a parliamentary committee inquiry is available here.

Current Inquiries

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2360
Fax: +61 2 6277 2067