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Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010

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2008-2009-2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010

 

 

(1)     Schedule 6, item 4, page 134 (lines 27 to 30), item to be opposed .

[removal of exemption for intelligence agencies]

(2)     Schedule 6, page 137 (after line 30), after item 19, insert:

19A  Subsections 7(1) and (1A)

Repeal the subsections.

[removal of exemption for intelligence agencies]

(3)     Schedule 6, items 20 and 21, page 137 (line 31) to page 139 (line 9), items to be opposed .

[removal of exemption for intelligence agencies]

(4)     Schedule 6, page 147 (after line 29), after item 37, insert:

37A  Division 1 of Part I of Schedule 2 (the items relating to the Australian Security Intelligence Service, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security and the Office of National Assessments)

Repeal the items.

37B  Division 2 of Part I of Schedule 2

Repeal the Division.

[removal of exemption for intelligence agencies]

 

Amendment (5) is an alternative to amendments (1) to (4)

(5)     Schedule 4, item 57, page 118 (after line 32), after subsection 93B(2), insert:

          (2A)  The terms of reference of the review must provide that the persons conducting the review:

                     (a)  must consider and report on whether the exemptions from the operation of this Act in respect of the intelligence agencies specified in Divisions 1 and 2 of Part I of Schedule 2 are appropriate; and

                     (b)  may make recommendations about continuing or repealing those exemptions.

          (2B)  The review must include an opportunity for members of the public to make written submissions on the operation of this Act in respect of the intelligence agencies specified in Divisions 1 and 2 of Part I of Schedule 2.

[review of intelligence agency exemption]