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Independent Reviewer of Adverse Security Assessments

The Independent Reviewer of Adverse Security Assessments reviews ASIO assessments which negatively impact on certain individuals (refer to Appendix I: report of the Independent Reviewer of Adverse Security Assessments for eligibility criteria) who are in immigration detention and seeking an Australian visa. The Independent Reviewer conducts an initial primary review of each adverse security assessment, followed by reviews every 12 months for the duration of the adverse assessment.

In conducting reviews, the Independent Reviewer examines all ASIO material relied on in making the adverse assessment, as well as any other relevant material. This may include submissions or representations made by the applicant.

The Independent Reviewer also considers the overall security environment, informed by ASIO’s assessment of security threats, and any changes to the applicant’s circumstances or ideology during their time in detention.

Appendix I: report of the Independent Reviewer of Adverse Security Assessments provides the Independent Reviewer’s annual report for the current reporting period.