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About the INSLM

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) is independent of Government. The role of the INSLM is to review the operation, effectiveness and implications of Australia’s counter terrorism and national security legislation on an ongoing basis.

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Current Review

The INSLM is conducting a review of questioning and detention powers in relation to terrorism. The focus is on the respective powers of:

  • The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, under Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (questioning and questioning/detention warrants)
  • The Australian Federal Police, under Part IC of the Crimes Act 1914 (investigation of Commonwealth offences, including detention powers)
  • The Australian Crime Commission, under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (coercive examination powers used in relation to terrorism)

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