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Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008

Part I Preliminary

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Act 2008 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

3  Object of the Act

                   The object of this Act is to appoint an independent person to ensure ongoing and integrated review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of laws in Australia relating to terrorism.

4  Interpretation

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

                        terrorist act   has the same meaning as in Part 5.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995

     terrorism laws  means any law or part of a law directed to the prevention, detection or prosecution of a terrorist act.

5   Application of Act

                   This Act applies both within and outside Australia and extends to every external Territory.