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Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001

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THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

INTELLIGENCE SERVICES (CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS) BILL 2001

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

New Clauses to be Moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Alexander Downer MP)

 

 

 

 

GENERAL OUTLINE

 

The Joint Select Committee on the Intelligence Services (JSCIS) reviewed the Intelligence Services Bill 2001 , the Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001 and the provision in the Cybercrime Bill 2001 relating to ASIS and DSD - Liability for Certain Acts.  In its report, the JSCIS made 18 recommendations.  Recommendation 11 proposed that the Parliamentary Joint Committee established for ASIO and ASIS also oversee the expenditure and administration of DSD.  The Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001 will be amended to reflect this recommendation. 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

It is not expected that the Bill will have a direct financial impact.

 

NOTES ON CLAUSES

 

In line with Recommendation 11 from the report of the JSCIS, the Parliamentary Joint Committee will be responsible for the oversight of ASIO, ASIS and DSD.  As a result, the amended Bill will reflect the addition of DSD to the Parliamentary Joint Committee's oversight responsibilities.  The addition of DSD to the Committee's duties will impact on the following clauses:

 

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Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 9)

Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 10)

Schedule 1, item 2, page 3 (line 14)

Schedule 1, item 3, page 3 (line 17)

Schedule 1, item 6, page 4 (table row)

Schedule 1, item 7, page 5 (lines 6 and 7)