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Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) reviews the operation, effectiveness and implications of Australia’s counter-terrorism and national security legislation, and reports to the Prime Minister and parliament on an ongoing basis.

The INSLM considers whether the laws contain appropriate safeguards to protect individuals’ rights, remain proportionate to threats of terrorism or national security, and remain necessary. The Prime Minister may also refer a counter-terrorism or national security matter to the INSLM, either at the INSLM’s suggestion or on the Prime Minister’s initiative, under the Act.

During 2019–20, ASIO provided submissions to the INSLM’s review of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation(Assistance and Access) Act 2018.