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Thursday, 4 July 2019
Page: 300

Mr DUTTON (DicksonMinister for Home Affairs) (11:17): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I'm pleased to introduce the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019. These measures are consequential to the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019, which will provide greater control over returning Australians of counterterrorism interest, including foreign fighters.

The bill will introduce additional accountability and transparency measures in the temporary exclusion order scheme (TEO scheme). These measures implement recommendations made by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in its review of the TEO scheme.

The bill will amend the Intelligence Services Act 2001 to provide that it is a function of the committee to monitor and review the exercise of powers under the TEO scheme. The committee is also required to review, by three years after the date of commencement, the operation and effectiveness of the TEO scheme.

The bill also amends the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 to enable the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor to review the operation, effectiveness, and implications of the TEO scheme on his or her own initiative.

I commend the bill to the House.

Debate adjourned.