Supplementary Order Paper No 270

No 270

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Intelligence and Security Bill

Proposed amendments

Andrew Little, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 156

In clause 156(1)(b) (page 116, line 24), replace “7” with “9”.

In clause 156(4) (page 116, line 37), replace “6 or 7” with “more than 5”.

In clause 156(4)(a) (page 116, line 38), replace “2” with “2 or 3”.

In clause 156(5), after “security requirements” (page 117, lines 5), insert “and the proportional representation of political parties in the House of Representatives”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper increases the maximum size of the Intelligence and Security Committee from 7 to 9 and ensures proportional representation on the committee. As clause 156 is currently drafted it does not provide for proportional representation of all political parties of a reasonable size. This amendment addresses that by increasing the maximum size of the committee and ensuring proportional representation on the committee.