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Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Amendment Bill 2021

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2019-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Amendment Bill 2021

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 3), after item 7, insert:

7A  After subsection 29(5)

Insert:

             (6)  The Attorney-General must prepare a response (a government response ) to each recommendation, if any, in an annual report given to the Attorney-General under subsection (1).

             (7)  The Attorney-General must give the government response to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor within 12 months of the annual report, or the declassified annual report, being presented to each House of Parliament.

          (7A)  If the Attorney-General considers that the government response contains information of the kind referred to in subsection (3), the Attorney-General must also prepare and give to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, at the same time as the government response, a version of the government response which does not contain that information (a declassified government response ).

          (7B)  The Attorney-General must cause a copy of:

                     (a)  the government response; or

                     (b)  if the government response contains information of the kind referred to in subsection (3)—the corresponding declassified government response;

to be presented to each House of the Parliament on the next sitting day of that House after the day on which he or she gives the government response to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

[government response]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 4 (after line 34), at the end of section 29A, add:

             (6)  The Attorney-General must prepare a response (a government response ) to each recommendation, if any, in a special report given to the Attorney-General under subsection (1).

             (7)  The Attorney-General must give the government response to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor within 12 months of the special report, or the declassified special report, being presented to each House of Parliament.

             (8)  If the Attorney-General considers that the government response contains information of the kind referred to in subsection 29(3), the Attorney-General must also prepare and give to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, at the same time as the government response, a version of the government response which does not contain that information (a declassified government response ).

             (9)  The Attorney-General must cause a copy of:

                     (a)  the government response; or

                     (b)  if the government response contains information of the kind referred to in subsection 29(3)—the corresponding declassified government response;

to be presented to each House of the Parliament on the next sitting day of that House after the day on which he or she gives the government response to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

[government response]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 5 (after line 25), at the end of section 29B, add:

             (6)  The Attorney-General must prepare a response (a government response ) to each recommendation, if any, in a statutory review report given to the Attorney-General under subsection (1).

             (7)  The Attorney-General must give the government response to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor within 12 months of the statutory review report, or the declassified statutory review report, being presented to each House of Parliament.

             (8)  If the Attorney-General considers that the government response contains information of the kind referred to in subsection 29(3), the Attorney-General must also prepare and give to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, at the same time as the government response, a version of the government response which does not contain that information (a declassified government response ).

             (9)  The Attorney-General must cause a copy of:

                     (a)  the government response; or

                     (b)  if the government response contains information of the kind referred to in subsection 29(3)—the corresponding declassified government response;

to be presented to each House of the Parliament on the next sitting day of that House after the day on which he or she gives the government response to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

[government response]

(4)     Schedule 1, page 5 (after line 25), after item 8, insert:

8A  At the end of section 30

Add:

Government response

             (7)  The referring Minister must prepare a response (a government response ) to each recommendation, if any, in a report on a reference given to the referring Minister under subsection (1).

             (8)  The referring Minister must give the government response to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor within 12 months of the report on a reference, or the declassified report, being presented to each House of Parliament.

             (9)  The referring Minister must cause a copy of the government response to be presented to each House of the Parliament on the next sitting day of that House after the day on which he or she gives the government response to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

           (10)  If the referring Minister considers that the government response contains information of the kind referred to in subsection 29(3), the referring Minister must also prepare and give to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, at the same time as the government response, a version of the government response which does not contain that information (a declassified government response ).

           (11)  The referring Minister must cause a copy of:

                     (a)  the government response; or

                     (b)  if the government response contains information of the kind referred to in subsection 29(3)—the corresponding declassified government response;

to be presented to each House of the Parliament on the next sitting day of that House after the day on which he or she gives the government response to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

[government response]