Review of the operation of the Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Special Operations and Special Investigations) Act 2019 (Cth)
The submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (Committee) in response to the review of the operation of the Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Special Operations and Special Investigations) Act 2019 (Cth) (SOSI Act) was prepared by the Law Council of Australia.
This review is the first Parliamentary inquiry into the amendments, in the absence of referral of the originating Bill to a Parliamentary committee in 2019. This submission addresses matters within paragraphs (a) and (b) of the Committee’s terms of reference, namely, whether the SOSI Act has:
(a) appropriately streamlined the process by which the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) Board determines to authorise the ACIC to undertake a special operation or special investigation; and
(b) ensured the validity of, at that time, current, former and future special operation and special investigation determinations of the ACIC.
You can read the full submission below.