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

THE Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) will hold two further 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, "These further public hearings will allow for the Committee to hear more from key witnesses on the important issues being raised in this inquiry. The inquiry has raised a number of lines of evidence that the Committee wishes to interrogate further and these hearings will be crucial to pulling these many threads of evidence together.

"The complexity of this inquiry has also resulted in the Committee requesting extra time from the Attorney-General in which to report its findings, which was agreed to. The Committee will now report back to the Parliament by 28 November 2019."

Public hearing details

Date: 19 September 2019
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Location: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

Date: 20 September 2019
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Location: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

Programs for the hearings can be found here. The hearing will be broadcast live at

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


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