Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the ACT, the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2021, will now be considered at the next sitting of Parliament. Once the Bill is passed the INSLM will advise a revised schedule for the conduct of his review into Division 105A of the Criminal Code. Submissions are currently open but with no due date at this stage. The public hearing will no longer be held in October and further advice about when it will be held will be provided at a later date. Please refer to the current reviews page for further information.
The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2021 was introduced into the Senate on 4 August 2021. The Bill would amend the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 to extend the reporting date for the INSLM’s review of continuing detention orders for high risk terrorist offenders to as soon as practicable after 7 December 2021.
- For the latest news and information about COVID-19 from the Australian Government please see the Australian Government website. In the interest of community health, the INSLM will consider the holding of hearings and meetings in relation to his reviews, according to COVID-19 guidelines.
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