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Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No. 2]

 

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008

 

No.      , 2008

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to appoint an Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Object of Act....................................................................................... 2

4............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 2

5............ Application of Act............................................................................... 3

Part 2—Independent Reviewer                                                                                      4

6............ Appointment of an Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws........... 4

7............ Acting Independent Reviewer............................................................. 4

8............ Functions of the Independent Reviewer.............................................. 4

9............ Conduct of reviews by the Independent Reviewer.............................. 5

10.......... Power to obtain information and documents....................................... 6

10A....... Offences.............................................................................................. 7

11.......... Independent Reviewer to report.......................................................... 8

11A....... Protection from civil action................................................................. 8

11B....... Annual report...................................................................................... 9

Part 3—Administrative provisions                                                                             10

12.......... Terms and conditions of appointment............................................... 10

12A....... Remuneration.................................................................................... 10

13.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 10

13A....... Staff.................................................................................................. 10

14.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 11

15.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 11

 



This bill originated in the Senate; and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the House of Representatives for its concurrence.

                                          HARRY EVANS

                                      Clerk of the Senate

The Senate

13 November 2008

A Bill for an Act to appoint an Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: