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PJCIS report into Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015



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SENATOR THE HON GEORGE BRANDIS QC ATTORNEY-GENERAL L

EADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE

MEDIA RELEASE

PJCIS REPORT INTO COUNTER-TERRORISM LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 1) 2015

The Government welcomes the unanimous report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015.

The report makes 21 recommendations of which the most important is the recommendation that the Parliament pass the Bill.

The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015 proposes important amendments to existing legislation, which are informed by recommendations of the Council of Australian Governments Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation and the operational e

xperience of our law enforcement and security agencies who are working on the frontline to protect Australians.

The legislation was developed in close consultation with state and territory governments. The Government will continue to work closely with them as it considers its response to the

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JCIS report.

The Government thanks the Committee for their hard work and careful consideration of this leg islation. I particularly thank Chair Mr Dan Tehan MP for the leadership he has shown

during

his time on the committee, a period which has seen some of the most significant reforms to Australia’s national security legislation. I congratulate him on his well-deserved a

ppointment to the Turnbull Ministry.

The report is available at http://www.aph.gov.au/pjcis.

15 February 2016