Independent National Security Legislation Monitor appointed

first_imgIndependent National Security Legislation Monitor appointed Attorney-General Christian Porter today announced the substantive appointment of Mr Grant Donaldson SC as Australia’s fourth Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM).Mr Donaldson has been acting INSLM since July 2020 while preparatory arrangements for his permanent appointment were made.The INSLM independently reviews the operation, effectiveness and implications of Australia’s national security and counter terrorism laws.Mr Donaldson brings a wealth of legal and public policy expertise to the role. He served as the Solicitor-General for Western Australia from 2012 to 2016. Mr Donaldson has held senior leadership positions in the Western Australian Bar Association and the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia.The Attorney-General congratulated Mr Donaldson on his appointment. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Christian, Government, legal practice, legislation, operation, security, terrorism, Western Australialast_img read more