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  • Bills — Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Afp Powers and Other Matters) Bill 2022; Third Reading
  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (AFP Powers and Other Matters) Bill 2022 - Third Reading - Pass the bill


  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the remaining stages of the bill be agreed to and the bill be now passed.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion]( to agree with the [remaining stages]( of the bill so that it can be passed in the Senate. Because the bill was already passed in the House of Representatives, it will now become law.
  • ### What does this bill do?
  • According to the [bill digest](
  • * *This Bill extends for 12 months (from 7 December 2022 until 7 December 2023) the sunsetting dates for stop, search and seizure powers, control orders and preventative detention orders.*
  • * *The Government believes that these powers are critical to support Australia’s counter‑terrorism framework.*
  • * *The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) conducted a statutory review of these powers and presented its report in October 2021. The PJCIS recommended extending these powers until 2025, subject to certain amendments, including the introduction of additional safeguards.*
  • * *In order to respond to the PJCIS’s recommendations, as well as consult with states/territories and prepare draft legislation, the Government is seeking to extend the relevant sunsetting dates.*
  • * *Stakeholders, including the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission, have previously raised concerns about extending these powers.*
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