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Intelligence Services Amendment (Establishment of the Australian Signals Directorate) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Defence

Summary

Amends: the Intelligence Services Act 2001 to: establish the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) as an independent statutory agency within the Defence portfolio reporting directly to the Minister for Defence; amend ASD’s functions to include providing material, advice and other assistance to prescribed persons or bodies, and preventing and disrupting cybercrime; require the Director-General of ASD to brief the Leader of the Opposition about matters relating to ASD; and give the Director-General powers to employ persons as employees of ASD; and 18 Acts to make consequential amendments.

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 15/02/18  
Second reading moved 15/02/18  
Second reading debate 28/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/02/18  
Third reading agreed to 28/02/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/18  
Second reading moved 19/03/18  
Second reading debate 27/03/18  
Second reading debate 28/03/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/03/18  
Third reading agreed to 28/03/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 28/03/18  
Assent 11/04/18 Act no: 25 - Year: 2018
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/02/2018): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (21/03/2018)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (21/03/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 5 of 2018
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (27/03/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 4 of 2018
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)