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National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Schedule 9 Functions of Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

   

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

1  Subsection 3(1) (definition of agency )

Repeal the definition.

2  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Commonwealth agency )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Commonwealth agency means the following:

                     (a)  a Department of State, or an Agency within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999 ;

                     (b)  the Australian Defence Force;

                     (c)  an intelligence agency;

                     (d)  a body, whether incorporated or not, established for public purposes by or under a law of the Commonwealth;

                     (e)  the holder of an office established for public purposes by or under a law of the Commonwealth;

                      (f)  a body, whether incorporated or not, declared to be a Commonwealth agency by a legislative instrument made under subsection (4).

3  Subsection 3(1) (definition of employee )

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

4  Subsection 3(1) (definition of head )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

head means:

                     (a)  in relation to ASIO—the Director-General of Security; or

                     (b)  in relation to ASIS—the Director-General of ASIS; or

                     (c)  in relation to DIGO—the Director of DIGO; or

                     (d)  in relation to DIO—the Director of DIO; or

                     (e)  in relation to DSD—the Director of DSD; or

                      (f)  in relation to ONA—the Director-General of ONA; or

                     (g)  in relation to any other Commonwealth agency:

                              (i)  in the case of a Department of State—the Secretary of the Department; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the person holding, or performing the duties of, the principal office in respect of the agency.

5  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

intelligence agency means ASIO, ASIS, DIGO, DIO, DSD or ONA.

6  Subsection 3(1) (definition of member )

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

7  Subsection 3(1) (definition of responsible Minister )

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

8  Subsection 3(3)

Omit “an agency shall be”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency is”.

9  At the end of section 3

Add:

             (4)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, declare a body to be a Commonwealth agency for the purposes of paragraph (f) of the definition of that expression in subsection (1).

10  Subparagraph 4(a)(i)

Omit “or security”.

11  At the end of subparagraphs 4(a)(i) and (iii)

Add “and”.

12  After paragraph 4(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  to assist Ministers in investigating intelligence or security matters relating to Commonwealth agencies, including agencies other than intelligence agencies; and

13  Subparagraph 8(1)(c)(i)

After “Commonwealth agency”, insert “(within the meaning of Part IV of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 )”.

Note:       The heading to section 8 is altered by omitting “ Inquiry ” and substituting “ Intelligence agency inquiry ”.

14  Subparagraph 8(1)(c)(ii)

After “Security Appeals”, insert “Division of the Administrative Appeals”.

15  Subsection 8(5)

After “an employee of an”, insert “intelligence”.

16  Subsection 8(8)

Repeal the subsection.

17  Section 9

Repeal the section, substitute:

9   Additional inquiry functions of Inspector-General

Intelligence agencies

             (1)  The Prime Minister may request the Inspector-General to inquire into a matter relating to an intelligence agency.

             (2)  The Inspector-General must comply with a request under subsection (1) if inquiring into the matter is within the functions of the Inspector-General referred to in section 8 (whether those functions may be performed following a request by a Minister or otherwise).

Commonwealth agencies

             (3)  The Prime Minister may request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to a Commonwealth agency.

             (4)  The Inspector-General must comply with a request under subsection (3).

9AA   Limits on the Inspector-General’s functions

                   The Inspector-General must not, in the performance of his or her functions under section 8 or 9:

                     (a)  inquire into a matter relating to a Commonwealth agency that occurred outside Australia, or before the commencement of this Act, without the approval of:

                              (i)  if the inquiry started as the result of a request under section 9—the Prime Minister; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the responsible Minister; or

                     (b)  inquire into action taken by a Minister except to the extent necessary to perform the functions of the Inspector-General referred to in subparagraphs 8(1)(a)(ii) and 8(2)(a)(ii) and paragraph 8(1)(d); or

                     (c)  inquire into a matter, other than a matter that is referred to the Inspector-General under subsection 65(1A) of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 , that is, or could be, the subject of a review by the Security Appeals Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

18  Section 9A

After “Inspector-General” (first occurring), insert “in relation to an intelligence agency”.

19  Section 9A

Omit “relevant”.

20  Paragraph 11(1)(a)

Omit “an agency”, substitute “an intelligence agency”.

21  Subsections 11(2) and (5)

Omit “an agency”, substitute “an intelligence agency”.

22  Sections 12 and 14

Omit “an agency”, substitute “an intelligence agency”.

23  Subsections 15(1), (2) and (3)

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

24  At the end of subsection 15(3)

Add:

               ; or (c)  otherwise—the responsible Minister for the agency.

25  Section 16

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

26  Subsections 17(4), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (10)

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

27  Paragraph 18(6)(b)

Omit “, an Agency (within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999 ) or an authority of the Commonwealth”, substitute “or a Commonwealth agency”.

28  Section 19

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

Note:       The heading to section 19 is altered by omitting “ an agency ” and substituting “ a Commonwealth agency ”.

29  Paragraph 20(a)

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

Note:       The heading to section 20 is altered by inserting “ Commonwealth ” after “ Security of ”.

30  Paragraph 20(b)

After “national security”, insert “or other protective security”.

31  Subsection 21(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  If the Inspector-General completes an inquiry under this Act into a matter relating to a Commonwealth agency, the Inspector-General must:

                     (a)  prepare a draft report setting out the Inspector-General’s conclusions and recommendations as a result of the inquiry; and

                     (b)  subject to subsections (1A) and (1B), give a copy (the draft agency copy ) of the draft report to the head of the agency.

       (1AA)  The Inspector-General may remove from a draft agency copy any matters that do not relate to the Commonwealth agency concerned.

32  Subsections 21(1A) and (1B)

Omit “an agency a copy of a draft report”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency a draft agency copy”.

33  Subsection 21(1B)

Omit “a copy of that report”, substitute “the draft agency copy”.

34  At the end of subsection 21(1B)

Add:

               ; or (c)  otherwise—the responsible Minister for the agency.

35  Paragraph 21(2)(a)

Omit “a copy of a draft report to the head of an agency”, substitute “a draft agency copy to the head of a Commonwealth agency”.

36  Paragraph 21(2)(b)

Omit “a copy of the draft report”, substitute “the draft agency copy”.

37  Subsection 22(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  If the Inspector-General completes an inquiry under this Act into a matter relating to a Commonwealth agency, the Inspector-General must:

                     (a)  prepare a report setting out the Inspector-General’s conclusions and recommendations as a result of the inquiry; and

                     (b)  give a copy (the final agency copy ) of the report:

                              (i)  if a draft agency copy was given to the head of the Commonwealth agency under subsection 21(1)—to the head of the Commonwealth agency; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—to the person to whom a draft agency copy was given under subsection 21(1B).

          (1A)  The Inspector-General may remove from a final agency copy any matters that do not relate to the Commonwealth agency concerned.

Note:       The heading to section 22 is altered by omitting “ agency head ” and substituting “ Commonwealth agency head etc. ”.

38  Paragraph 22(2)(b)

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

39  Subsection 22(3)

After “If the report”, insert “, or a final agency copy of the report,”.

40  Subsection 22(3)

After “of the report”, insert “, or the final agency copy,”.

41  Subsection 22(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  The Inspector-General must give the responsible Minister a copy of:

                     (a)  the final agency copy; or

                     (b)  if subsection (3) applies—the version of the final agency copy mentioned in that subsection.

             (5)  In addition, if the inquiry was conducted as a result of a request made by the Prime Minister under section 9, the Inspector-General must give the Prime Minister a copy of:

                     (a)  the report mentioned in subsection (1) of this section; or

                     (b)  if subsection (3) of this section applies—the version of the report mentioned in that subsection.

42  Subsection 23(1)

After “a complaint”, insert “in respect of action taken by an intelligence agency”.

43  Subsection 24(1)

Omit “an agency and has given a copy”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency and has, under section 22, given a final agency copy”.

44  Subsection 24(2)

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

45  Paragraph 24A(1)(a)

Omit “an agency”, substitute “a Commonwealth agency”.

46  Paragraph 24A(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  has given a final agency copy in relation to the inquiry to the responsible Minister in relation to the agency, or to the Secretary of the Department of Defence, under subparagraph 22(1)(b)(ii).

47  Section 25A

Omit “an agency”, substitute “an intelligence agency”.

48  Subsection 32A(2)

Omit “an agency”, substitute “an intelligence agency”.

49  Subsection 32B(2)

Omit “the agency”, substitute “that agency”.

50  Subsection 35(5)

After “other countries”, insert “, law enforcement operations”.