Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry into the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) Repeal Bill 2014 [Provisions] - May 2014

The INSLM is an important independent position set up in 2010 with broad review functions relating to the intensely sensitive and complex area of counter-terrorism laws: whether these laws remain proportionate to the threat of terrorism in Australia and whether they contain appropriate safeguards to protect the rights of individuals. It is most inappropriate that such a significant statutory role was proposed for repeal in this covert way without forewarning, substantive rationale or public consultation.

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