The Parliament of Australia has appointed members to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) in the 47th Parliament.
The PJCIS has elected Peter Khalil as its Chair.
The members of the Committee are:
- Peter Khalil MP [Chair]
- Andrew Wallace MP [Deputy Chair]
- Karen Andrews MP
- Senator Simon Birmingham
- Senator Raff Ciccone
- Andrew Hastie MP
- Julian Hill MP
- Senator James Paterson
- Senator Marielle Smith
- Senator Jess Walsh
- Josh Wilson MP
Mr Khalil has dedicated his career to advancing Australia’s interests and national security, including in roles at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Defence and as a foreign policy and national security adviser to former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
The PJCIS performs a critical role in providing oversight of Australia’s intelligence agencies, ensuring their effective operation as they work to keep Australians safe.
The PJCIS also reviews national security bills introduced to Parliament, and ensures national security legislation remains necessary, proportionate and effective.
At a time when regional and global security challenges are becoming increasingly complex, the work of the Committee is as important as ever.