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National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to national security and intelligence services, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—ASIO employment etc.                                                                            3

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          3

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                     3

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       11

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           11

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                              11

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          12

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           12

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  13

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                       14

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                15

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          15

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  16

Part 3—Transitional and application provisions                                             20

Schedule 2—Powers of the Organisation                                                               24

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   24

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                   24

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     58

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  58

Part 3—Application, transitional and savings provisions                           59

Schedule 3—Protection for special intelligence operations                          60

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                   60

Schedule 4—ASIO co-operation and information sharing                          72

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                   72

Schedule 5—Activities and functions of Intelligence Services Act 2001 agencies                73

Schedule 6—Protection of information                                                                   81

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        81

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                   81

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                 86

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                   106

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                              106

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        106

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                      106

Schedule 7—Renaming of Defence agencies                                                      107

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                      107

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                               107

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                   113

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006          113

Archives Act 1983                                                                                                     114

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                               114

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                 115

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        116

Crimes (Overseas) Act 1964                                                                                    117

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                         117

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                         118

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010                       120

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                120

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                      122

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                     123

Part 3—Transitional provisions                                                                             124

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to national security and intelligence services, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the National Security Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2014 .

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 to 6

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

 

3.  Schedule 7, items 1 to 110

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 7, items 111 to 114

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, if item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Repeal Act 2014 commences at or before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

5.  Schedule 7, items 115 to 145

The 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.