House debates

Monday, 25 November 2019

Bills

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Assistance and Access Amendments Review) Bill 2019; Second Reading

6:00 pm

Photo of Steve IronsSteve Irons (Swan, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships) Share this | Hansard source

I'd like to thank my colleagues for their contribution to the debate on this bill. This Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Assistance and Access Amendments Review) Bill 2019 ensures that both the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, the PJCIS, and the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, the INSLM, have adequate time to complete their comprehensive reviews of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018.

As such, I urge the timely passage of this bill at the bipartisan request of the PJCIS and with the support of the INSLM. I also acknowledge and appreciate the extensive and continuing work of the PJCIS and the INSLM in reviewing this legislation. I commend the bill to the House.

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