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Spam (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003

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2002-2003

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Spam (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Opp (1) [Sheet 3164]

          Schedule 1, page 17 (after line 9), after item 63, insert:

63A  At the end of section 535

Add:

             (3)  A warrant may not be issued under this section in relation to a breach of the Spam Act 2003 , where a person’s sole connection to a breach of the Spam Act 2003 is as a recipient of unsolicited commercial electronic messages.

(2)     Dem (1) [Sheet 3206]

          Schedule 1, page 17 (after line 11), after item 64, insert:

64A  At the end of section 537

            Add:

                   ; (e)  in relation to a breach of the Spam Act 2003 , the warrant must specify:

                              (i)  the owner of the computer data;

                             (ii)  the nature of the class of data being sought from a computer.

(3)     Opp (2) [Sheet 3164]/ Dem (2) [Sheet 3206]

          Schedule 1, page 18 (after line 4), after item 68, insert:

68A  At the end of section 542

Add:

             (5)  Nothing in this section authorises an inspector to search or seize an article in relation to an actual or suspected breach of the Spam Act 2003 without a warrant issued under Division 3 unless the owner of the article (or a person who the inspector believes on reasonable grounds to have the authority of the owner of the article) has consented to the article being searched or seized.

(4)     Opp (3) [Sheet 3164]

          Schedule 1, page 18 (after line 4), after item 68, insert:

68B  At the end of section 542

Add:

             (6)  Nothing in this section authorises an inspector to search or seize an article in relation to an actual or suspected breach of the Spam Act 2003 if that article belongs to a person whose sole connection to a breach of the Spam Act 2003 is as a recipient of unsolicited commercial electronic messages.

(5)     Opp (4) [Sheet 3164]

          Schedule 1, item 71, page 19 (line 10), omit paragraph 547A(2)(a), substitute:

                     (a)  the occupier of the premises, who also meets the conditions under paragraph 547D(4)(a) or (b), has consented to the entry; or

(6)     Dem (3) [Sheet 3206]

          Schedule 1, item 71, page 22 (line 24), at the end of subsection 547D(5), add:

                    ; and (e)  where a warrant is issued in relation to a particular breach of the Spam Act 2003 , specify the kind of electronic files that may be searched.

(7)     Dem (5) [Sheet 3206]

          Schedule 1, item 71, page 24 (lines 3 and 4), omit “the occupier of the premises, or the occupier’s employees and agents, if they were available at the time, provided”, substitute “the owner of the equipment, or the owner’s employees and agents, were able to or required by law to, at the time, provide”.

(8)     Opp (5) [Sheet 3164]

          Schedule 1, item 71, page 25 (line 19), omit “been involved in”, substitute “committed”.

(9)     Dem (7) [Sheet 3206]

          Schedule 1, item 71, page 25 (line 31), after “person”, insert “knowingly”.

(10)   Opp (7) [Sheet 3164]

          Schedule 1, item 71, page 25 (line 31), at the end of paragraph 547J(4)(b), add “within their power or knowledge”.

(11)   Dem (8) [Sheet 3206]

          Schedule 1, item 72, page 26 (line 23), omit “questions put”, substitute “questions that are relevant to the investigation put”.

(12)   Dem (9) [Sheet 3206]

          Schedule 1, item 72, page 26 (line 24), omit “documents requested”, substitute “documents that are relevant to the investigation requested”.

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

28 November 2003