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Supplementary submission: Review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

The supplementary submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (the Committee) inquiry into the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019 (the Bill) was prepared by the Law Council. 

This submission is supplementary to Law Council submission dated 13 March 2019 provided to the Committee in relation to the inquiry into the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 which lapsed when the Parliament was prorogued in April 2019. The Law Council notes that the Bill contains the same provisions as the lapsed Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. Further, pursuant to clause 8 of Schedule 1 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (Cth) the Committee has accepted evidence to its review of the Bill all evidence including submissions and transcripts taken for the Committee’s review of the Bill.

The Committee therefore has available to it for consideration the Law Council’s submission provided to the Committee in relation to the earlier Bill. The Law Council makes this supplementary submission now having had the benefit of reading the report of the Independent National Security legislation Monitor (INSLM) following his review of the laws relating to the Prosecution and Sentencing of Children for Commonwealth Terrorism Offences which was released on 2 April 2019 (the Report). 

You can read the full submission below. 

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