Previous INSLM reports
Reviews, reports and activities undertaken by previous Independent National Security Legislation Monitors (INSLM).
On 30 June 2020, the INSLM (Dr James Renwick CSC SC) completed his report on Telecommunications and other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Act 2018 and related matters. This was a matter referred to the INSLM by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS).
The Attorney-General the Hon Christian Porter MP, referred for my review the operation, effectiveness and implications of the terrorism-related citizenship loss provisions in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007, to be reported on by 15 August 2019.
Under s 7 of the INSLM Act, following a suggestion made by the CDPP, Ms Sarah McNaughton SC, and a request by me, the then Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, referred to me for review the matter of ‘the prosecution and sentencing
of children for terrorism offences’.
On 7 September 2017, the INSLM Dr James Renwick SC completed his reports on Statutory Deadline Reviews which includes legislation for: Division 3A of Part 1AA of the Crimes Act (Stop, Search & Seize powers), Sections 119.2 and 119.3 of the Criminal Code (Declared Areas), and Divisions 104 and 105 of the Criminal Code (Control Orders & Preventative Detention Orders) including the interoperability of the control order regime and the High Risk Terrorist Offenders Act 2016.
On 2 May 2016 the former INSLM, the Hon. Roger Gyles AO QC, 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.
On 21 October 2015 the former INSLM, the Hon. Roger Gyles AO QC, 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.
On 29 January 2016 the former INSLM, the Hon. Roger Gyles AO QC, 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.