The majority voted in favour of a motion to pass the bill. In other words, they voted to read it for a third time, which means that the bill will now be sent to the House of Representatives for their consideration.
What does the bill do?
According to the bill homepage, the bill was introduced:
- to extend the operation of the declared areas provisions for a further 3 years and the control order regime and the preventative detention orders (PDO) regime for a further 15 months;
- to provide that the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security may review the operation, effectiveness and proportionality of the declared areas provisions prior to their sunset date;
- to extend the operation of the stop, search and seizure powers for a further 15 months; and
- to extend the reporting date for the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s review of continuing detention orders for high risk terrorist offenders to as soon as practicable after 7 December 2021.