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What's new

  • The INSLM’s Annual Report for 2019-2020 has been tabled in Parliament and is available to be viewed here. This annual report relates to the period between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.
  • The Governor-General has appointed Mr Grant Donaldson SC of Fourth Floor Chambers at the WA Bar as the INSLM. This appointment is for a three year term. (A copy of the press release can be viewed here.)
  • The INSLM has announced that he will conduct a review into the operation of Part 3 Division 1, which includes section 22, of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (the NSI Act), as emerged in the ‘Alan Johns’ matter. Please refer to the current reviews page on this website for further information including background, submission information and hearings.


  • 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.
The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.