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ISSN 2203-5249 RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2018–19 28 JUNE 2019 National security legislation in the 44th and 45th Parliaments: a quick guide Cat Barker Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section This quick guide provides summaries of, and links to key resources on, Government Bills passed in the 44th and 45th Parliaments that related to: • introducing or expanding counter-terrorism or national security-related powers • introducing or expanding terrorism or national security-related offences • protecting critical infrastructure or • the functions and powers of the six agencies comprising the Australian Intelligence Community.1 It provides the same information for Government national security Bills that lapsed when the 45th Parliament was prorogued, and which may be re-introduced in the 46th Parliament.2 Government national security Bills passed in the 44th and 45th Parliaments National Security Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2014 Summary The main purpose of the Act was to implement re...