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Reports of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM)

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The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) independently reviews the operation, effectiveness and implications of national security and counter-terrorism laws; and considers whether the laws contain appropriate protections for individual rights, remain proportionate to terrorism or national security threats, and remain necessary.

Reviews, reports and activities undertaken by the INSLM can be found on the INSLM website

Government responses to INSLM report recommendations

Annual Report 2011 (no response)

Annual Report 2012 (no response)

Annual Report 2013 (no response)

Annual Report 2014 (no response)

Section 35P of the ASIO Act Report

Control Order Safeguards Report Parts 1 and 2

Annual Report 2014-15 (no response)

Certain Matters Regarding the Impact of Amendments to the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014

Annual Report 2015-16 (no response)

Certain Questioning and Detention Powers in Relation to Terrorism

Review of Division 3A of Part IAA of the Crimes Act 1914: Stop, Search and Seize Powers

Sections 119.2 and 119.3 of the Criminal Code: Declared Areas

Review of Divisions 104 and 105 of the Criminal Code (including the interoperability of Divisions 104 and 105A): Control Orders and Preventative Detention Orders

Annual Report 2016-17 (no response)

The prosecution and sentencing of children for terrorism

Annual Report 2017-18

Review of the terrorism-related citizenship loss provisions in the Australia Citizenship Act 2007

Where no government response has been provided, either the report did not contain recommendations requiring a response, or recommendations are likely to have been considered or superseded through later legislation.