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Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Special Minister of State for the Public Service and Integrity

Summary

Amends the: Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 to: recognise expressly the role of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) in assisting the Government to provide the Parliament and the public with assurances that the use of special powers and capabilities by Australian intelligence and security agencies are subject to scrutiny; enable the IGIS to undertake own-motion preliminary inquiries; extend the IGIS capacity to undertake own-motion full inquiries; enable the IGIS to delegate powers of the agency subject to ministerial approval; enable the IGIS to release material to any Royal Commission at the discretion of the government; and make technical amendments; and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 to make a consequential amendment.

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 20/06/11  
Second reading debate 21/06/11  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/11  
Reported from Main Committee 22/06/11  
Third reading agreed to 22/06/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23/06/11  
Second reading moved 23/06/11  
Second reading debate 25/08/11  
Second reading agreed to 25/08/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 25/08/11 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 25/08/11  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 12/09/11 Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 12/09/11  
Assent 14/10/11 Act no.: 118 of 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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet AT207]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (12/05/2011): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislaiton Committee
  • Committee report (07/07/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )