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Practitioners’ Guide to the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004

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Step-by-step advice on the procedures in the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004.

Sometimes, parties to a legal proceeding may need to use information classed as national security information.  The National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (NSI Act) gives courts a structure to follow in a legal proceeding.

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.