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Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2003


Previous citations:

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 [No.2]



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to strengthen the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) counter-terrorism powers, in particular by: enabling ASIO to seek a warrant to detain and question persons over 14 years of age for the purposes of investigating terrorism offences; and provides for safeguards in relation to these new powers, and penalties for officials’ failure to comply with provisions; and Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 in relation to the authorisation of communication of intelligence by persons other than ASIO officers. Also contains a 3-year sunset clause and amends the Intelligence Services Act 2001 to provide for review by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD of the operation of the legislation 3 years after its commencement.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/03  
Second reading moved 20/03/03  
Second reading agreed to 27/03/03  
Third reading agreed to 27/03/03  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/05/03  
Second reading moved 13/05/03  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/03  
Committee of the Whole debate 18/06/03 Amendment details: 19 Government (1 as amended by 3 Opposition) agreed to and 1 section negatived
Committee of the Whole debate 19/06/03 Amendment details: 3 Government and 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 23/06/03 Amendment details: 16 Government and 2 Opposition agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 25/06/03 Amendment details: 27 Government (1 as amended by Opposition) and 3 Opposition agreed to and 1 clause negatived
Third reading agreed to 25/06/03  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 26/06/03 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1-15, 17-22, 24-29, 31, 35-36, 38-56, 59-77, and disagreed to 30, 33, 34, 37, 57, 58 and disagreed to 16, 23, 32 and made 3 amendments in place thereof
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 26/06/03 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments, and agreed to the amendments made by the House in place of amendments nos 16, 23 and 32
     
Assent 22/07/03 Act no.: 77 of 2003
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

  • (HoR) Government 1

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  • (HoR) House Schedule 1

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  • Senate Amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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