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Submissions Open On The Intelligence And Security (Review) Amendment Bill


The bill would bring forward a review of the intelligence
and security agencies and the Intelligence and Security Act
2017. This is in accordance with recommendations made in the
Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist
attack on Christchurch masjidain.

The bill would amend
section 235 of the Act. This section states that a review of
the intelligence and security agencies and the Act must take
place “as soon as practicable after the expiry of the
period of 5 years beginning on the commencement of this
section”. The section was enacted in September 2017
meaning that the review cannot take place until September
2022. The bill would amend section 235 to allow a review to
take place “as soon as practicable on or after 1 July
2021”.

This minor technical amendment would allow
the review of the intelligence and security agencies and the
Act to begin on or after 1 July 2021.

Tell the
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee what you
think

Make
a submission
on the bill by Tuesday, 8 June
2021.

For more details about the bill:

· Read
the full content of the bill

· Get
more details about the bill

· Follow the
committee’s Facebook page for
updates

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