Chapter 1
​Setting the scene

Structure of this paper

1.9The primary issue for this project is how to manage proceedings and administrative processes given the presence of national security information relevant to the question being determined. This requires a range of different interests to be accommodated, including:

1.10Chapter 2 explores the nature of these interests. Chapter 3 examines the issues that arise in a criminal context, Chapter 4 addresses administrative decisions and appeals and Chapter 5 addresses civil proceedings. Chapter 6 then develops reform proposals, drawing on our review of other jurisdictions throughout the paper.

1.11However, it is first necessary to consider two preliminary questions: