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4360

2004

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surveillance Devices Bill 2004

 

 

 

(1)     Clause 6, page 9 (line 26), omit “3 years”, substitute “7 years”.

[relevant offences]

(2)     Clause 6, page 9 (line 30), omit “3 years”, substitute “7 years”.

[relevant offences]

(3)     Clause 6, page 10 (line 24), omit “3 years”, substitute “7 years”.

[relevant offences]

(4)     Clause 6, page 11 (line 31) to page 12 (line 2), omit the definition of tracking device authorisation .

[remove tracking device authorisations]

(5)     Clause 14, page 16 (line 14), at the end of subclause (1), add:

            ; and (d)  it would be highly impractical to obtain the evidence referred to in paragraph (c) by any alternative means.

[grounds for warrant]

(6)     Clause 14, page 16 (line 33), at the end of subparagraph (5)(a)(ii), add “, and the number of each kind of surveillance device sought to be authorised”.

[specify number of devices]

(7)     Clause 14, page 17 (after line 2), after subclause (5), insert:

          (5A)  An application must specify whether, during the 3 years prior to the date of the making of the application, any previous surveillance device warrant or emergency authorisation has been sought or issued under this Division in connection with the same alleged offence or offences, the same recovery order, or the same person or premises; and, if so, must further specify:

                     (a)  the number of previous warrants and emergency authorisations; and

                     (b)  the nature of each previous warrant and emergency authorisation, including the time period during which it was in force; and

                     (c)  the manner in which the evidence or information obtained from each previous warrant and emergency authorisation was used.

[notification of previous surveillance operations]

(8)     Clause 14, page 17 (after line 2), after subclause (5), insert:

          (5B)  An application must specify whether, during the 3 years prior to the date of the making of the application, there has been, in connection with the same alleged offence or offences, the same recovery order, or the same person or premises, any use of a surveillance device without a warrant under Part 4 and if so, must further specify:

                     (a)  the nature of the previous surveillance, including the time period during which it was undertaken; and

                     (b)  the manner in which the evidence or information obtained from the previous surveillance was used.

[notification of previous surveillance operations]

(9)     Clause 14, page 17 (line 3), after “believes”, insert “on reasonable grounds”.

[reasonable grounds]

(10)   Clause 15, page 17 (line 19), after “believes”, insert “on reasonable grounds”.

[reasonable grounds]

(11)   Clause 17, page 19 (line 9), after “devices”, insert “, and the number of each kind of surveillance device,”.

[specify number of devices]

(12)   Clause 17, page 19 (after line 13), after subparagraph (1)(b)(vi), insert:

                                      (via)  if the warrant authorises the use of a surveillance device on premises, and access to the premises involves entry onto adjoining or other premises—details of the premises onto which entry is authorised for that purpose; and

                                      (vib)  whether the warrant authorises the use of force; and

[power of entry and use of force]

(13)   Clause 18, page 21 (after line 8), after subclause (2), insert:

          (2A)  For the avoidance of doubt:

                     (a)  a warrant does not authorise entry onto premises unless it specifically authorises entry onto premises and contains details of the premises, or a description of the kind of premises, onto which entry is authorised; and

                     (b)  a warrant does not authorise the use of force unless it specifically authorises the use of force.

[power of entry and use of force]

(14)   Clause 19, page 23 (line 1), omit “An application may”, substitute “Subject to subsection (7), an application may”.

[maximum warrant period]

(15)   Clause 19, page 23 (after line 1), at the end of the clause, add:

             (7)  The period during which a warrant, whether varied or not, is in force may not exceed 180 days and, if a warrant has been in force for a period of 180 days, a new warrant may not be issued for a period of 30 days following the expiration of the previous warrant.

[maximum warrant period]

(16)   Clause 21, page 24 (line 31), after “believes”, insert “on reasonable grounds”.

[reasonable grounds]

(17)   Clause 22, page 26 (line 6), after “lawfully”, insert “or unlawfully”.

[application for retrieval warrant]

(18)   Clause 22, page 26 (line 16), after “believes”, insert “on reasonable grounds”.

[reasonable grounds]

(19)   Clause 23, page 27 (line 2), after “believes”, insert “on reasonable grounds”.

[reasonable grounds]

(20)   Clause 25, page 28 (line 5), at the end of subparagraph (1)(b)(iv), add “, including any adjoining or other premises onto which entry is authorised for the purpose of accessing the premises or object from which the surveillance device is to be retrieved”.

[power of entry and use of force]

(21)   Clause 25, page 28 (after line 5), after subparagraph (1)(b)(iv), insert:

                                      (iva)  whether the warrant authorises the use of force; and

[power of entry and use of force]

(22)   Clause 26, page 29 (after line 8), after subclause (1), insert:

          (1A)  For the avoidance of doubt:

                     (a)  a warrant does not authorise entry onto premises unless it specifically authorises entry onto premises and contains details of the premises, or a description of the kind of premises, onto which entry is authorised; and

                     (b)  a warrant does not authorise the use of force unless it specifically authorises the use of force.

[power of entry and use of force]

(23)   Clause 27, page 30 (line 5), after “believes”, insert “on reasonable grounds”.

[reasonable grounds]

(24)   Clause 31, page 33 (line 26), at the end of paragraph (1)(c), add “, including the same details as would be required by section 17 in respect of a warrant”.

[record of emergency authorisations]

(25)   Clause 31, page 33 (after line 26), at the end of subclause (1), add:

            ; and (d)  the reasons for granting the emergency authorisation.

[record of emergency authorisations]      

(26)   Clause 32, page 34 (after line 3), after subclause (1), insert:

          (1A)  For the avoidance of doubt:

                     (a)  an emergency authorisation does not authorise entry onto premises unless it specifically authorises entry onto premises and contains details of the premises, or a description of the kind of premises, onto which entry is authorised; and

                     (b)  an emergency authorisation does not authorise the use of force unless it specifically authorises the use of force.

[power of entry and use of force]

(27)   Clause 33, page 34 (line 23), after “relates”, insert “, the number of each kind of surveillance device”.

[specify number of devices]

(28)   Clause 35, page 38 (lines 12 and 13), omit “, not being a manner that involves the destruction of that information”.

[destruction of information may be ordered]

(29)   Clauses 39 and 40, page 42 (line 14) to page 45 (line 5), TO BE OPPOSED .

[remove tracking device authorisations]

(30)   Clause 44, page 50 (after line 10), after paragraph (1)(a), insert:

                    (aa)  any information obtained from the use of a surveillance device without a warrant under Part 4; or

[protected information]

(31)   Clause 45, page 52 (line 36), omit “3 years”, substitute “7 years”.

[relevant offences]

(32)   Clause 45, page 54 (line 35), omit “3 years”, substitute “7 years”.

[relevant offences]

(33)   Schedule 1, item 7, page 80 (line 20), omit “3 years”, substitute “7 years”.

[relevant offences]