National security and law enforcement impacts on the press - hearings commence

THE Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold two public hearings this week for its Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press.

The chair, Andrew Hastie MP, said, "The Committee has received numerous and varied submissions regarding the balance between national security, freedom of information and the media. These hearings will allow for the Committee to engage with the major media outlets, other media stakeholders, human rights and legal advocates, as well as the law enforcement, intelligence and other policy agencies.

"The impact and appropriateness of the use of law enforcement and intelligence powers is a legitimate concern to many. The Committee will carefully consider both concerns and statements of support."

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.          

Public hearing details

Date: 13 August 2019
Time: 8.30am – 5pm
Location: Level 3 Conference Centre, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney

Date: 14 August 2019
Time: 8.30am – 5pm
Location: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

Programs for the hearings can be found here.


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