Reviews and Reports

Previous reviews, their reports and activities undertaken by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM).

Certain Questioning and Detention Powers in Relation to Terrorism
8 February 2017

On the 31 October 2016, the former INSLM Roger Gyles completed his report on Certain Questioning and Detention Powers in Relation to Terrorism.  The Attorney-General responded on behalf of the Government, that the Government is carefully considering the report's recommendations.  Please refer to Media Releases 2017.

 

Certain Matters Regarding the Impact of Amendments to the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014
2 May 2016

On 2 May 2016, the INSLM completed a report on the impacts of certain amendments proposed to the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. This was a matter referred to the INSLM by the Prime Minister.

 

Section 35P of the ASIO Act
2 February 2016

On 21 October 2015 the INSLM completed a report on the impact on journalists of section 35P of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (ASIO Act). This was a matter referred to the INSLM by the then Prime Minister.

This report discusses the impact on journalists of the operation of section 35P of the ASIO Act concerning offences for the disclosure of information relating to a special intelligence operation.

Control Order Safeguards
29 January 2016

On 29 January 2016 the INSLM completed Part 1 of a report on whether a system of special advocates should be implemented in relation to the control order regime. This was a matter referred to the INSLM by the then Prime Minister.

On 20 April 2016, Part 2 of the Control Order Safeguards Report was completed. Part 2 of the Report considered other additional safeguards recommended in the 2013 Council of Australian Government Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation in relation to the control order regime.