Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
Report of the Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector
This inquiry report makes 27 recommendations to address the serious threats posed by foreign interference to Australia's most critical research institutions. The recommendations are targeted at securing sensitive, taxpayer-funded research and protecting student safety on campus.
Review of the mandatory data retention regime
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is required by Part 5-1A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) to undertake a review of the mandatory data retention regime (MDRR). This report outlines the findings from the 2020 inquiry.
Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press
On 4 July 2019, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security commenced an inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press. The inquiry was referred by the Attorney-General, The Hon Christian Porter MP...
Advisory report on the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017
This advisory report examined the Bill to strengthen the transparency of foreign influence in Australia’s political and government decision making.
Advisory report on the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017
During its inquiry, the committee received compelling evidence that Australia is facing an unprecedented threat from espionage and foreign interference. The committee also received evidence that current laws are not adequate to deal with this threat.