Organisation

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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ASIO's questioning and detention powers

This review focused upon whether there is a need for an ASIO questioning power in the current security context, and the interaction of ASIO’s questioning and detention powers with other counter-terrorism powers that have more recently been introduced.