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Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Schedule 8 Membership of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security


Intelligence Services Act 2001

1  Subsection 28(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The Committee is to consist of 11 members, 5 of whom must be Senators and 6 of whom must be members of the House of Representatives.

2  Paragraph 8(1)(b) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  either of the following happens before the Committee reports on the matter:

                              (i)  the Committee as so constituted ceases to exist;

                             (ii)  the constitution of the Committee changes;

3  Paragraph 18(1)(a) of Schedule 1

Omit “5”, substitute “6”.

4  Transitional—existing appointments not affected

The amendments made by this Schedule do not affect an appointment, made before the commencement of this item, of a Senator or member of the House of Representatives as a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.