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Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013



(1)           Page 74 (after line 7), at the end of Part 5, add:

84  Interception and access

             (1)  Subsection (2) applies if the Minister is required to prepare a report for the purposes of section 99 or 161 of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 .

             (2)  The report must set out, for each enforcement agency, statistics about applications, warrants, interceptions, notices and authorisations made in respect of persons who are:

                     (a)  members of either of the Houses of Parliament of the Parliament of Australia; or

                     (b)  members of a parliament of a State or Territory of Australia; or

                     (c)  journalists.

             (3)  Notwithstanding paragraphs (h) and (i) of Column 3 of item 2 of the table in subsection 26(1), the report may refer to each of the following:

                     (a)  information that is intelligence information;

                     (b)  conduct that is concerned with or relates to an intelligence agency.

[interception and access in relation to members of parliament and journalists]