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Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
WRIGHT, Sen Penny

Summary

Amends the: Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 to: enable the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor to review proposed counter-terrorism and national security legislation; require the monitor to consider whether counter-terrorism and national security legislation is a proportionate response to the national security threat faced; enable Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate committees and the Human Rights Commission to refer matters to the monitor for inquiry; require for all reports of the monitor to be tabled and the government to respond to any recommendations within six months; ensure that the position of monitor is a full time position; establish the Office of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor as a statutory agency and a listed entity; and provide for staff; and Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 to provide that it is a function of the Human Rights Commission to refer matters to the monitor for inquiry.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/14  
Second reading moved 03/12/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (04/12/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 17/06/2015
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