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Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to strengthen its counter-terrorism powers, in particular by: enabling the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to seek a warrant to detain and question persons over 14 years of age for the purposes of investigating terrorism offences; and provides for safeguards in relation to these new powers, and penalties for officials’ failure to comply with provisions; and Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 in relation to the authorisation of communication of intelligence by persons other than ASIO officers. Also provides for review of the operation of the legislation 3 years after its commencement.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/03/02  
Second reading moved 21/03/02  
Second reading agreed to 24/09/02  
Third reading agreed to 24/09/02  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/10/02  
Second reading moved 15/10/02  
Second reading debate 17/10/02  
Second reading amendment agreed to 21/10/02 Details: 1 Opposition (as amended by Australian Greens) agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 10/12/02 Amendment details: 2 Government and 8 Opposition agreed to and 2 sections negatived
Committee of the Whole debate 11/12/02 Amendment details: 8 Government, 19 Opposition and 1 Australian Democrats agreed to and 2 sections negatived
Committee of the Whole debate 12/12/02 Amendment details: 8 Government (3 as amended by Opposition) and 11 Opposition (2 as amended by Australian Democrats) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/12/02  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 12/12/02
(after midnight)
Details: House agreed to 15 amendments, disagreed to 43 amendments and made 14 Government replacement amendments
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 12/12/02
(after midnight)
Details: Senate insisted on its amendments
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 12/12/02
(after midnight)
Details: House agreed to 3 Senate amendments, insisted on disagreeing to 40 amendments, insisted on 5 of its replacement amendments and did not insist on the remaining 9 replacement amendments
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 12/12/02
(after midnight)
Details: Senate further insisted on its 40 amendments
     
House of Representatives
Laid aside 12/12/02
(after midnight)
 
     

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Notes