Committee to Hear from ASIO and AFP on Temporary Exclusion Orders


The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) is holding a public hearing for its review into the operation, effectiveness and implications of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Act 2019. The Committee will hear from the Law Council, Australian Human Rights Commission, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security as well as Home Affairs, Border Force, ASIO and the AFP.

Public hearing
17 October 2022
10.00 am – 2.30 pm
Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

The Committee’s website has a full program for the hearing

Committee Chair Mr Peter Khalil MP said that “Hearing from ASIO and the AFP in particular will allow the Committee to hear exactly how effective the use of TEOs has been from those who are involved with them in an operational context.”

The Temporary Exclusion Order scheme was introduced in 2019 to provide greater control over Australians returning from overseas who are of counter-terrorism interest including foreign fighters. A TEO may be issued where an individual returns to Australia without a return permit, which enables conditions to be imposed on an individual pre-entry and post-entry, and where one of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The Minister suspects on reasonable grounds that making the order would address a terrorist threat; or
  • The individual has been assessed by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to be a direct or indirect risk to security for reasons related to politically motivated violence.

Teleconference and video conference facilities may be used to connect witnesses to Committee Members. The hearings will be broadcast live at

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.


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