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Reviews, reports and activities undertaken by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM)
The role and function of the Independent Reviewer in conducting reviews of adverse security assessments.
Information on the process for an advisory review of an adverse security assessment. The brochure is available in English, Arabic, Farsi (Persian), Hazaragi, Sinhalese, Tamil and Rohingya.
Terms of reference for the Comprehensive Review of the Legal Framework of the National Intelligence Community
The review will comprehensively examine the effectiveness of the legislative framework for the National Intelligence Community (NIC) and prepare findings and recommendations for any reforms.
Step-by-step advice on the procedures in the National Security Information Act 2004. The NSI Act can be used in both federal criminal proceedings and civil proceedings. The Act aims to strike a balance between the interests of national security and the administration of justice.
Annual report of non-disclosure and witness exclusion certificates and special court orders.
It is required under section 104.29, and section 105.47 of the Criminal Code to provide a report in respect of control orders, and preventative detention orders made annually.
The COAG Review Committee finalised its Report on 1 March 2013. It was tabled in Parliament on 14 May 2013 by the Attorney-General.
This document sets out the requirements relating to national security information that is, or is to be, disclosed in a federal criminal proceeding or civil proceeding under the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (the Act).
The following submissions were received by the review committee. Please note draft or confidential submissions are not included.
This review should include recommendations as to whether the referenced laws are necessary and proportionate, effective against terrorism, are being exercised in a way that is evidence-based, intelligence-led, proportionate and contain appropriate safeguards against abuse.
In 2008, the Department sought written submissions on the proposed amendments to the money laundering offences in Division 400 of the Criminal Code Act 1995, from interested organisations and members of the public.
This final report was prepared by the Model Criminal Law Officers’ Committee for submission to the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General.
Government response to the inquiry into the terrorist organisation listing provisions of the Criminal Code Act 1995
Government response to recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security - Inquiry into the proscription of ‘terrorist organisations’ under the Australian Government response to recommendations Criminal Code Act 1995.
In 2007, this paper was released. A proposal for amendments to the national Classification Code and the Classification guidelines to ensure that material that advocates terrorist acts is refused classification. Submissions were sought on the proposal.
Government response to recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security - Review of Security and Counter-Terrorism Legislation.
Government response to recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission's - Fighting Words: A Review of Sedition Laws in Australia
Government response to the Recommendations of the Clarke Inquiry into the Case of Dr Mohamed Haneef - Report of the Inquiry
Report of the Security Legislation Review Committee (SLRC). An appropriate balance must be struck between the need to protect the community from terrorist activity, and the maintenance of fundamental human rights and freedoms.
Australian Government response to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee report: Handling of a letter sent by Mr Man Haron Monis to the Attorney-General
On 16 June 2015, the Senate referred matters relating to the handling of a letter sent by Mr Man Haron Monis to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (the committee) for inquiry and report.