Inquiry into community detention security assessments and related matters

I have initiated an inquiry into the handling by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation of referrals by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for community detention security assessments for individuals in immigration detention.

An inquiry of this kind is provided for under section 8(1)(a) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986. These inquiries are required to be conducted in private and I will not be making any comment during the inquiry.

Vivienne Thom
1 November 2011