Intelligence and Security Act Review

The Government has brought forward the statutory review of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 as a result of the report and recommendations of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019.

The review of the Intelligence and Security Act and the intelligence agencies will consider whether the legislation can be improved to ensure it continues to be clear and effective, as well as considering relevant matters that were raised by the Royal Commission.

The Terms of Reference for the review can be found here.

The Prime Minister has appointed Sir Terence Arnold KNZM and Matanuku Mahuika to undertake the review. She has also appointed Dr Penelope Ridings as special advisor to support the review.

The Ministry of Justice has a statutory responsibility to provide the reviewers with administrative, secretarial and other support necessary to conduct the review.

The Review Report will be presented to Parliament by 30 September 2022.

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