Telecommunications and other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 and related matters

9 July 2020

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence & Security (PJCIS) referred for review by the INSLM the TOLA Act. The PJCIS requested specifically to consider whether the Act achieves an appropriate balance: whether the Act contains sufficient safeguards for protecting the rights of individuals and remains proportionate and necessary.

The Act comprises five schedules which introduce measures to better deal with increasingly serious challenges posed by ubiquitous encryption. Although Schedule 1 has received the most public attention, the INSLM examined all five schedules.

In conducting this review, the INSLM engaged closely with industry, civil society and government agencies through a variety of consultations, publicly and privately.

The Report

INSLM Review of TOLA and related matters - PDF | DOCX


Submissions - Telecommunications and other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Act 2018

Public Hearing

The public hearing associated with this review was held in Canberra on 20 and 21 February 2020.