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2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010

 

 

(Amendments to be moved by Senator Ludlam on behalf of the Australian Greens in committee of the whole)

(1)     Clause 3, page 3 (line 37), omit paragraph (h) of the definition of sensitive information .

[definition of sensitive information]

(2)     Clause 7, page 6 (after line 29), after paragraph (1)(f), insert:

                    (fa)  to review and report on the exercise of powers under section 3UEA of the Crimes Act 1914 , including a review of the report presented to Parliament under section 3UEB of that Act;

[functions of committee]

(3)     Clause 8, page 8 (lines 24 and 25), omit subclause (5), substitute:

             (5)  In making a determination under subsection (4), the Minister responsible for the ACC must include in it his or her reasons for making the determination.

          (5A)  In giving reasons under subsection (5), the Minister responsible for the ACC is not required to provide information that would disclose the content of the sensitive information.

[Minister must include reasons for not disclosing information]

(4)     Clause 9, page 9 (lines 26 and 27), omit subclause (5), substitute:

             (5)  In making a determination under subsection (4), the Minister responsible for the AFP must include in it his or her reasons for making the determination.

          (5A)  In giving reasons under subsection (5), the Minister responsible for the AFP is not required to provide information that would disclose the content of the sensitive information.

[Minister must include reasons for not disclosing information]