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Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to: provide a consistent meaning of foreign intelligence and consistent approach to foreign intelligence with the Intelligence Services Act 2001 and the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979; clarify that a computer access warrant authorises access to data held in the target computer at any time while the warrant is in force; and exclude the communication of information relating to employment within the Australian intelligence community from the operation of security assessment provisions; Criminal Code Act 1995 to clarify that the immunity for liability for certain employees for computer-related activities cannot be overridden by other Commonwealth, state or territory laws; and Intelligence Services Act 2001 to: provide a specific function for the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to assist the defence force; provide a new ground for granting a ministerial authorisation for producing intelligence on a person; clarify that the immunity for liability for certain employees for computer-related activities cannot be overridden by other Commonwealth, state or territory laws; and move existing exemptions from the Legislative Instruments Regulations 2004 into the Act.

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 23/03/11  
Second reading moved 23/03/11  
Referred to Main Committee 10/05/11  
Second reading debate 12/05/11  
Second reading agreed to 12/05/11  
Reported from Main Committee 12/05/11  
Third reading agreed to 12/05/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/06/11  
Second reading moved 14/06/11  
Second reading debate 04/07/11  
Second reading agreed to 04/07/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/07/11  
Third reading agreed to 04/07/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 04/07/11  
Assent 25/07/11 Act no.: 80 - Year: 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7102]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (24/03/2011): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (22/06/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )