National Security Information Act | Security Clearances | Sensitive Employment
Mr Hardless has acted in State-based national security cases in the past, and has provided advice on a number of matters involving national security. Our experience in this area includes:
providing advice on the procedures for handling national security information in civil or criminal litigation under the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (Cth) (NSICCP Act),
obtaining an affidavit sworn by Defence officials in Canberra related to a WA state case,
obtaining media suppression orders in a WA state court and orders sealing the court file,
liaising with the National Security Division of the Attorney General's Department in Canberra as the agency which administers the NSICCP Act,
liaising with the Australian Government Solicitor's office,
appreciation of the classification system outlined in the Protective Security Policy Framework available here.
If you require assistance in relation to a national security or sensitive matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.
DO NOT SEND US ANY CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS OR INFORMATION until we have had a chance to discuss the matter with you and determine whether or not the lawyers working on the file will require the appropriate clearance to do so.