On 10 October 2018, Max Hill QC the United Kingdom Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation handed his Annual Report on the operation of the Terrorism Acts in 2017 to Parliament.
The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (no 1) received assent on 24 August 2018
The Attorney-General for England and Wales has announced the appointment as the next Director of the Crown Prosecution Service of my UK counterpart, Max Hill QC. I congratulate him on his appointment and thank him for his assistance to me as INSLM.
The PJCIS in its Advisory Report on the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017 has proposed a later INSLM review of that bill, once enacted, as follows, Recommendation 59 'The Committee recommends that, after a period of three years, the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor be required to conduct a review of Division 82 (sabotage), Part 5.2 (espionage, foreign interference, theft of trade secrets), and Part 5.6 (secrecy) of the Criminal Code.'