Equipping Australia against emerging and evolving threats
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced an inquiry into potential reforms of national security legislation. The inquiry was referred to the Committee by the Attorney-General.
The Committee has been asked to examine a package of national security ideas comprising proposals for telecommunications interception reform, telecommunications sector security reform and Australian intelligence community legislation reform. The reform proposals relate to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979, the Telecommunications Act 1997, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 and the Intelligence Services Act 2001.
This discussion paper accompanies the terms of reference and describes the reform proposals
The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference by Monday, 6 August 2012. More information about submitting to the inquiry is available here.