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Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to implement the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Preservation regime for stored communications                    4

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                   4

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                    4

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to Mutual Assistance                            22

Part 1—Stored communications                                                                             22

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                22

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  23

Part 2—Telecommunications data                                                                         28

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                28

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 29

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  29

Part 3—Recovery of costs by carriage service providers etc. for providing assistance to Australian law enforcement authorities                                                                            39

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 39

Schedule 3—Computer offences amendments                                                    40

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           40

Schedule 4—Telecommunications data confidentiality                                  42

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  42

Schedule 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                              47

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  47

 



A Bill for an Act to implement the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Act 2011 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 3

The later of:

(a) the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) the day the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, done at Budapest on 23 November 2001, comes into force for Australia.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime comes into force for Australia.

 

4.  Schedules 4 and 5

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.