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The INSLM Act 2010

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 (Cth) (the ‘INSLM Act’) is the legislation that created the role of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (the Monitor). The INSLM Act details the Monitor’s functions and powers, reporting requirements and other matters associated with the role. The core of the INSLM Act has been the same since it received Royal Assent (became law) in 2010, but some changes and additions have been made that require the Monitor to conduct particular reviews within specified timeframes. The INSLM Act has also been amended to stipulate a timeline for the Attorney-General to table the Monitor’s reports, and to provide INSLM staff with legal protections that make them immune from certain forms of legal action when conducting work on behalf of the Monitor. 

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