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The INSLM review of secrecy offences in the Criminal Code has been released. It includes 15 recommendations. Issues identified include significant uncertainty about the scope of some offences, conflict with rule of law principles and problems with the proportionality of some offences.
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The statutory functions of the INSLM relate to the review of counter-terrorism and national security legislation, not the conduct of individuals. An alternative mechanism has been identified to independently review the conduct of officials involved in the non-disclosure of material in the Benbrika matter.
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