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Schedule 2—Contingent amendments

Schedule 2 Contingent amendments

Part 1 Amendments contingent on AML CTF Amendment Act

Division 1—Amendments contingent on AML CTF Amendment Act that might not commence

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006

1  After paragraph 121(3)(e)

Insert:

                    ; (f)  the disclosure is in connection with giving an IGIS official access to information for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official in relation to AUSTRAC.

2  After paragraph 122(3)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  the disclosure is in connection with giving an IGIS official access to information for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official;

3  After subsection 126(4)

Insert:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security etc.

          (4A)  The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security and IGIS officials are taken, for the purposes of this Act, to hold an authorisation under this section to allow the Inspector-General or official to have access to any AUSTRAC information.

4  Paragraph 127(3)(b)

After “133B”, insert “, 133BA”.

5  After paragraph 127(3)(b)

Insert:

                   ; (c)  the disclosure is by a person who is or was an official of a designated agency in connection with giving an IGIS official access to information for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, in relation to the designated agency or AUSTRAC.

6  Paragraph 127(4)(f)

After “133B”, insert “, 133BA”.

7  Subsections 128(1) and (2)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the other official’s powers,”.

8  Paragraphs 128(12A)(a) and (13)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the IGIS official’s powers,”.

9  Subparagraph 128(13)(b)(i)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the ASIO Minister’s powers,”.

10  Paragraph 128(13)(c)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of that Minister’s powers,”.

11  Subparagraph 128(13)(ca)(i)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the Attorney-General’s powers,”.

12  Paragraph 128(13B)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the IGIS official’s powers,”.

13  Paragraph 128(13B)(c)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of that Minister’s powers,”.

14  Paragraph 128(13B)(ca)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the Attorney-General’s powers,”.

15  Paragraph 128(13BA)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the IGIS official’s powers,”.

16  Paragraph 128(13BA)(c)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of that Minister’s powers,”.

17  Paragraph 128(13BA)(d)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the Attorney-General’s powers,”.

18  Paragraph 128(13C)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the IGIS official’s powers,”.

19  Paragraph 128(13C)(b)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of that Minister’s powers,”.

20  Paragraph 128(13C)(ba)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the Attorney-General’s powers,”.

21  Paragraph 128(14)(f)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the staff member’s powers,”.

22  At the end of subsection 128(14)

Add:

                   ; (g)  a member of the staff of the Australian Crime Commission may disclose AUSTRAC information to an IGIS official for the purposes of, or in connection with, the performance of the official’s functions or duties, or the exercise of the official’s powers, in relation to the Australian Crime Commission.

23  Paragraph 128(19)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of that official’s powers,”.

24  After subparagraph 128(19)(a)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  the Australian Crime Commission;

                          (ivb)  AUSTRAC;

25  Paragraph 128(19)(b)

After “Division 4”, insert “of Part II”.

Division 2—Amendments that commence after AML CTF Amendment Act

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006

26  Section 5

Insert:

IGIS official (short for Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security official) means:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 .

27  After paragraph 50A(2)(b)

Insert:

               ; or (c)  the disclosure is to an IGIS official for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official.

28  After subsection 121(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  Subsection (5) or (6) does not apply if the disclosure of AUSTRAC information is to an IGIS official for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to a matter in subsection (6A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

29  Before subsection 123(8B)

Insert:

Exception—IGIS official

30  Subsection 123(8B)

Omit “Subsection (2)”, substitute “Subsection (1)”.

31  After subsection 125(2)

Insert:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

          (2A)  The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security and IGIS officials are taken, for the purposes of this Act, to hold an authorisation under this section to allow the Inspector-General or official to have access to any AUSTRAC information.

32  Subsection 129(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person discloses the information for the purposes of, or in connection with:

                     (a)  an appropriate authority investigating the disclosure mentioned in paragraph (1)(c); or

                     (b)  the performance or exercise of the person’s functions, duties or powers as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to a matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

33  Section 25A (note)

Omit “Note”, substitute “Note 1”.

34  At the end of section 25A

Add:

Note 2:       A copy of the report may be given to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security under subsection 185D(3) or 185E(1) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 if the report relates to an authorisation intended to identify a media source or to retained data.

Part 2 Amendments contingent on ASIO Amendment Act

Division 1—Amendments that commence before ASIO Amendment Act

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

35  Section 9B

Repeal the section, substitute:

9B   Power to enter places of detention

             (1)  For the purposes of an inspection under section 9A, the Inspector-General may, at any reasonable time, enter any place where a person is being detained under:

                     (a)  Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 ; or

                     (b)  section 31 or 34D of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

             (2)  However, before entering the place, the Inspector-General must notify the following person (as the case requires):

                     (a)  the Director-General of Security;

                     (b)  the CEO of ACIC.

36  Section 19A

Repeal the section, substitute:

19A   Power to enter places of detention

             (1)  For the purposes of an inquiry under this Act, the Inspector-General may, at any reasonable time, enter any place where a person is being detained under:

                     (a)  Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 ; or

                     (b)  section 31 or 34D of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

             (2)  However, before entering the place, the Inspector-General must notify the following person (as the case requires):

                     (a)  the Director-General of Security;

                     (b)  the CEO of ACIC.

Division 2—Amendments that commence after ASIO Amendment Act

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

37  Section 9B

Repeal the section, substitute:

9B   Power to enter places of questioning, apprehension and detention

             (1)  For the purposes of an inspection under section 9A, the Inspector-General may, at any reasonable time, enter any place where a person is being:

                     (a)  questioned or apprehended in relation to a warrant issued under Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 ; or

                     (b)  detained under section 31 or 34D of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

             (2)  However, before entering the place, the Inspector-General must notify the following person (as the case requires):

                     (a)  the Director-General of Security;

                     (b)  the CEO of ACIC.

38  Section 19A

Repeal the section, substitute:

19A   Power to enter places of questioning, apprehension and detention

             (1)  For the purposes of an inquiry under this Act, the Inspector-General may, at any reasonable time, enter any place where a person is being:

                     (a)  questioned or apprehended in relation to a warrant issued under Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 ; or

                     (b)  detained under section 31 or 34D of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

             (2)  However, before entering the place, the Inspector-General must notify the following person (as the case requires):

                     (a)  the Director-General of Security;

                     (b)  the CEO of ACIC.

Part 3 Amendments contingent on the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020

Division 1—Amendments that commence if this Act commences first

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

39  Subsection 51(4) (at the end of the definition of relevant Act )

Add:

               ; or (e)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 , or any other Act, or instrument made under an Act, that confers functions, duties or powers on the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

40  Section 59AA (at the end of the heading)

Add “ etc. ”.

41  Subsection 59AA(1B)

After “body” (first occurring), insert “or person”.

42  After paragraph 59AA(1B)(f)

Insert:

                    (fa)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security;

43  Paragraph 59AA(1B)(g)

After “body”, insert “or person”.

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

44  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

ACIC means the agency known as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission established by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

examiner of ACIC means an examiner within the meaning of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

IGIS official means:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 .

45  At the end of subsection 11(3)

Add:

Note:          Both the Commission and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security have functions in relation to ACIC and AUSTRAC. The Commission and the Inspector-General can transfer matters between each other and share information in relation to actions taken by any of those agencies (see subsection 20(4C), section 46PZ and subsection 49(4C) of this Act, and Part IIIA of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ).

46  At the end of subsection 20(1)

Add:

Note:          A complaint is taken to have been made to the Commission if all or part of a complaint is transferred to the Commission under section 32AG of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 (see section 46PZ of this Act).

47  After subsection 20(4B)

Insert:

          (4C)  If:

                     (a)  a complaint has been made to the Commission in relation to an act or practice of ACIC (except an act or practice of an examiner of ACIC performing functions and exercising powers as an examiner) or AUSTRAC; and

                     (b)  because the Commission is of the opinion that the subject matter of the complaint could be more effectively or conveniently dealt with by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 , the Commission decides not to inquire, or not to continue to inquire, into that act or practice;

the Commission must:

                     (c)  consult the Inspector-General in relation to transferring the complaint or part of the complaint; and

                     (d)  if the Inspector-General agrees to the transfer of the complaint or part of the complaint—transfer the complaint or part to the Inspector-General as soon as is reasonably practicable; and

                     (e)  as soon as is reasonably practicable, take reasonable steps to give notice in writing to the complainant stating that the complaint or part has been so transferred; and

                      (f)  give to the Inspector-General any information or documents that relate to the complaint or part and are in the possession, or under the control, of the Commission.

          (4D)  Without limiting subsection (4C), the Commission may consult with, and obtain an agreement from, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security by entering into an arrangement with the Inspector-General relating to the transfer of complaints (or parts) generally.

48  Subsection 46P(1) (note)

Omit “Note”, substitute “Note 1”.

49  At the end of subsection 46P(1)

Add:

Note 2:       Under section 46PZ, a complaint may be taken to be lodged with the Commission if all or part of a complaint is transferred from the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under section 32AG of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 .

50  Before section 47

Insert:

46PZ   Transfer of complaints from the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

             (1)  If the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security transfers all or part of a complaint to the Commission under section 32AG of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 , in respect of an act or practice of ACIC or AUSTRAC, the Commission may determine, in writing, that a complaint is taken to have been:

                     (a)  made as referred to in paragraph 20(1)(b) of this Act; or

                     (b)  lodged under section 46P of this Act.

Note:          The Commission may also transfer a complaint or part of a complaint to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under subsection 20(4C).

             (2)  The determination has effect accordingly.

             (3)  The determination is not a legislative instrument.

51  Subsection 49(4A)

After “20(4A)(e)”, insert “or (4C)(f)”.

52  After subsection 49(4B)

Insert:

          (4C)  Subsection (1) does not prevent the Commission, or a person acting for or on behalf of the Commission, from giving information or documents to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to a matter in subsection (4C) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010

53  Section 3

Insert:

IGIS official has the meaning given by subsection 29(6).

54  After paragraph 29(2)(c)

Insert:

               ; or (d)  the person:

                              (i)  records or otherwise uses the information for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official; or

                             (ii)  discloses the information to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

55  At the end of section 29

Add:

             (6)  In this Act:

IGIS official means:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 .

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

56  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

ACIC means the agency known as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission established by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

CEO of ACIC means the Chief Executive Officer of ACIC.

57  Subsection 3(1) (after paragraph (d) of the definition of head )

Insert:

                     (e)  in relation to ACIC—the CEO of ACIC; or

                    (ea)  in relation to AUSTRAC—the AUSTRAC CEO; or

58  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

Information Commissioner : see section 3A of the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 .

Inspector-General ADF means the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force referred to in section 110B of the Defence Act 1903 .

integrity body :

                     (a)  means any of the following:

                              (i)  the Ombudsman;

                             (ii)  the Australian Human Rights Commission;

                            (iii)  the Information Commissioner;

                            (iv)  the Integrity Commissioner;

                             (v)  the Inspector-General ADF; and

                     (b)  for a complaint—has the meaning given by paragraph 11(4A)(a).

Integrity Commissioner has the meaning given by section 5 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 .

59  Subsection 3(1) (definition of intelligence agency )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

intelligence agency means:

                     (a)  ASIO, ASIS, AGO, DIO, ASD or ONI; or

                     (b)  the following agencies that have an intelligence function:

                              (i)  ACIC;

                             (ii)  AUSTRAC.

60  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

intelligence function means:

                     (a)  for ACIC—the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by ACIC for the purpose of performing its functions under section 7A of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (except in relation to Indigenous violence or child abuse within the meaning of that Act); or

                     (b)  for AUSTRAC:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by AUSTRAC for the purposes of the AUSTRAC CEO performing the CEO’s financial intelligence functions under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 ; or

                             (ii)  a function performed by AUSTRAC, the AUSTRAC CEO or any other official of AUSTRAC referred to in paragraph 209(4)(c) of that Act that is incidental to the CEO’s financial intelligence functions.

61  After subsection 8(3)

Insert:

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to ACIC and AUSTRAC

          (3A)  Subject to this section, the functions of the Inspector-General in relation to ACIC or AUSTRAC are:

                     (a)  at the request of the Attorney-General or the responsible Minister; or

                     (b)  of the Inspector-General’s own motion; or

                     (c)  in response to a complaint made to the Inspector-General by a person who is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident (within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 );

to inquire into any of the following matters, to the extent that the matter relates to an intelligence function of the relevant agency:

                     (d)  the compliance by that agency with the laws of the Commonwealth and of the States and Territories;

                     (e)  the compliance by that agency with directions or guidelines given to that agency by the responsible Minister;

                      (f)  the propriety of particular activities of that agency;

                     (g)  the effectiveness and appropriateness of the procedures of that agency relating to the legality or propriety of the activities of that agency;

                     (h)  any matter that relates to an act or practice of that agency, referred to the Inspector-General by the Australian Human Rights Commission:

                              (i)  that is or may be inconsistent with or contrary to any human right; or

                             (ii)  that constitutes or may constitute discrimination; or

                            (iii)  that is or may be unlawful under the Age Discrimination Act 2004 , the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 , the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 or the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 ;

                      (i)  in relation to ACIC—the compliance by that agency with:

                              (i)  directions or guidelines given to that agency; or

                             (ii)  policies or other decisions made;

                            by the Board of ACIC or the Inter-Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

          (3B)  The functions of the Inspector-General under subsection (3A) do not include inquiring into any action taken by an examiner (within the meaning of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 ) of ACIC in performing functions or exercising powers as an examiner.

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to complaints about employment, contracts and related matters

62  Subsection 8(5)

Omit “and (3)”, substitute “, (3) and (3A)”.

63  Subsection 8(5)

Omit “or ONI”, insert “, ACIC or AUSTRAC, or by a Public Service Act ONI employee,”.

64  Paragraph 8A(1)(b)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “(within the meaning of this Act)”.

65  Paragraph 9AA(b)

Omit “and 8(2)(a)(ii) and paragraph 8(1)(d)”, substitute “, 8(2)(a)(ii) and 8(3)(a)(ii) and paragraphs 8(1)(d) and (3A)(e)”.

66  After paragraph 9AA(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  inquire into action taken by the Board of ACIC or the Inter-Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 except to the extent necessary to perform the functions of the Inspector-General referred to in paragraph 8(3A)(i); or

67  Section 9A

Before “The functions”, insert “(1)”.

68  At the end of section 9A

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of conducting an inspection of an intelligence agency under subsection (1), the Inspector-General or a member of staff assisting the Inspector-General referred to in paragraph 32(1)(a):

                     (a)  may, at all reasonable times, enter and remain on any premises (including any land or place) (except premises occupied in another country by ASIS); and

                     (b)  may, at all reasonable times, enter and remain on any premises (including any land or place) occupied in another country by ASIS if the Director-General of ASIS and the Inspector-General have made arrangements relating to entry under this section; and

                     (c)  is entitled to all reasonable facilities and assistance that the head of the agency is capable of providing; and

                     (d)  is entitled to full and free access at all reasonable times to any information, documents or other property of the agency; and

                     (e)  may examine, make copies of or take extracts from any information or documents.

69  At the end of subsection 10(1)

Add:

Note 1:       A complaint is taken to have been made under this Act if all or part of the complaint is transferred to the Inspector-General by an integrity body (see section 32AH of this Act).

Note 2:       See also Part IIIA, which deals with relationships with other agencies and information sharing.

70  After subsection 11(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  Without limiting paragraph (2)(c), the Inspector-General may decide not to inquire into, or not to inquire further into, a complaint or part of a complaint in relation to action taken by an intelligence agency if:

                     (a)  a complaint in respect of the action has been, or could have been, made by the complainant to any of the following persons or bodies (the integrity body for the complaint):

                              (i)  the Ombudsman;

                             (ii)  the Australian Human Rights Commission, under Division 3 of Part II (human rights complaints) or Part IIB (unlawful discrimination complaints) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 ;

                            (iii)  the Information Commissioner under Part V of the Privacy Act 1988 ;

                            (iv)  the Integrity Commissioner;

                             (v)  the Inspector-General ADF; and

                     (b)  the Inspector-General is satisfied that the subject matter of the complaint or the part of the complaint could be more effectively or conveniently dealt with by the integrity body for the complaint.

Note:          The complaint or part of the complaint may be transferred to the integrity body for the complaint under section 32AG.

Inquiries into complaints about employment, contracts and related matters

71  Paragraph 15(3)(a)

After “ASD” (wherever occurring), insert “, ACIC, AUSTRAC”.

72  Paragraph 21(1B)(a)

After “ASD” (wherever occurring), insert “, ACIC, AUSTRAC”.

73  After Part III

Insert:

Part IIIA Relationships with other agencies and information sharing

Division 1 Avoiding duplication of oversight

32AB   Avoiding duplication of oversight

             (1)  For the purpose of avoiding duplicating oversight of matters by both:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General; and

                     (b)  an integrity body or the Auditor-General;

the Inspector-General must have regard to the functions of those bodies and the Auditor-General.

             (2)  The Inspector-General may consult an integrity body, or the Auditor-General, in relation to a particular matter if the Inspector-General considers it appropriate to do so for the purpose of avoiding more than one inquiry being conducted into the matter.

Division 2 Sharing information with the Inspector-General

32AC   Protection for persons providing information voluntarily to the Inspector-General

             (1)  This section applies in relation to a person if the person voluntarily provides, or makes available, information or documents to the Inspector-General for any of the following purposes:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General conducting an inspection under section 9A;

                     (b)  making a complaint under Division 2 of Part II;

                     (c)  the Inspector-General conducting a preliminary inquiry under section 14, or any other action taken by the Inspector-General for the purpose of deciding whether to inquire into a matter;

                     (d)  the Inspector-General conducting an inquiry under Division 3 of Part II.

Person not liable to penalties or prosecution under other Commonwealth laws

             (2)  The person is not (subject to subsections (5) and (6)) liable to a penalty or to be prosecuted for an offence under a provision of any other law of the Commonwealth for providing or making available the information or documents.

Use immunity

             (3)  The information or documents, and the providing or making available of the information or documents, are not (subject to subsection (5)) admissible in evidence against the person in any court or in any proceedings before a person authorised to hear evidence.

Legal professional privilege

             (4)  The providing or making available of the information or documents does not affect any legal professional privilege that is, or may be, claimed by any person in relation to the information or documents.

Exceptions

             (5)  Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply in relation to proceedings for an offence against:

                     (a)  section 137.1 or 137.2 (false or misleading information and documents), 145.1 (using forged document) or 149.1 (obstructing Commonwealth officials) of the Criminal Code , to the extent that that offence relates to this Act; or

                     (b)  Division 3 of Part III of the Crimes Act 1914 (offences relating to evidence and witnesses), to the extent that that offence relates to this Act; or

                     (c)  section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914 , or section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code , in relation to an offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection.

             (6)  Subsection (2) does not apply if the provision referred to in that subsection:

                     (a)  is enacted after the commencement of this section; and

                     (b)  is expressed to have effect despite this section.

Note:          This section applies subject to section 90 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 .

32AD   Security of Commonwealth agency information and documents

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General requires access to information or documents in the possession of a Commonwealth agency for the purposes of conducting:

                              (i)  an inspection under section 9A; or

                             (ii)  a preliminary inquiry under section 14, or any other action taken by the Inspector-General for the purpose of deciding whether to inquire into a matter; or

                            (iii)  an inquiry under Division 3 of Part II; and

                     (b)  the information or documents have a national security or other protective security classification; and

                     (c)  the Inspector-General intends to do any of the following for the purposes of exercising powers or performing functions or duties as the Inspector-General:

                              (i)  remove the documents from the possession of the agency;

                             (ii)  make copies or take extracts from the information or documents;

                            (iii)  examine or otherwise make use of the information or documents.

             (2)  The Inspector-General must make arrangements to protect from unauthorised disclosure:

                     (a)  the information, documents, copies or extracts; and

                     (b)  any other information obtained from the documents, copies or extracts;

taking into account any advice provided by the head of the relevant agency.

32AE   Authorisation for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988

             (1)  This section applies for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988 , including as it applies in relation to a service provider under section 187LA of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 .

             (2)  A person is authorised to give or make available personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 ) to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official performing a function or exercising a power as an IGIS official.

Division 3 Information sharing by the Inspector-General

32AF   Information sharing with integrity bodies

             (1)  The Inspector-General may share information or documents with an integrity body (the receiving body ) if:

                     (a)  the information or documents are obtained by an IGIS official in the course of exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official; and

                     (b)  the information or documents are relevant to the receiving body’s functions; and

                     (c)  the Inspector-General is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the receiving body has satisfactory arrangements in place for protecting the information or documents.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the Inspector-General may share information or documents with an integrity body whether or not the Inspector-General is transferring a complaint or part of a complaint to the integrity body.

             (3)  Without limiting paragraph (1)(c) or subsection 32AD(2), the Inspector-General may make arrangements with the head of an intelligence agency in relation to protecting information or documents provided to the Inspector-General by the agency.

32AG   Transferring complaints to other integrity bodies

                   If the Inspector-General decides under subsection 11(4A) not to inquire into, or not to inquire further into, a complaint or part of a complaint in relation to action taken by an intelligence agency, the Inspector-General may transfer all or part of the complaint to the integrity body for the complaint.

Note:          The complaint is taken to have been made under the Act establishing the integrity body (see sections 46PZ of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 , 23A of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 , 5B of the Ombudsman Act 1976 and 49B of the Privacy Act 1988 ).

32AH   Complaints transferred by integrity bodies

                   For the purposes of this Act, a complaint is taken to have been made to the Inspector-General under this Act if all or part of the complaint is transferred (however described) to the Inspector-General by an integrity body.

Note:          Complaints may be transferred to the Inspector-General under subsections 20(4C) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 , 6F(3) of the Ombudsman Act 1976 and 50(3) of the Privacy Act 1988 , and paragraph 110C(3)(b) of the Defence Act 1903 .

74  At the end of subsection 32A(1)

Add:

                   ; (e)  in the case of ACIC or AUSTRAC:

                              (i)  a report given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 ; or

                             (ii)  any other report prepared on a periodic basis, and given to the responsible Minister, that the Inspector-General is satisfied relates to the performance by that agency of its intelligence functions;

                      (f)  in the case of ACIC—a report that:

                              (i)  is provided to the Board of ACIC or to the Inter-Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 ; and

                             (ii)  the Inspector-General is satisfied relates to the performance by ACIC of its intelligence functions;

                            if the report was prepared:

                            (iii)  by the CEO of ACIC; or

                            (iv)  by the Chair of the Board and is in the possession of ACIC.

75  After paragraph 32A(5)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  in the case of ACIC or AUSTRAC, the head of the agency has not provided the responsible Minister with a copy of a report mentioned in subparagraph (1)(e)(i); or

76  At the end of section 32A

Add:

             (6)  In the case of ACIC, if the CEO of ACIC or the Chair of the Board (as the case requires) has not given the Board or the Inter-Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 a copy of a report mentioned in paragraph (1)(f), the CEO or Chair need not give a copy of the report to the Inspector-General until the report has been given to the Board or the Inter-Governmental Committee (as the case requires).

77  Subsections 32B(2) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

          (1A)  This section also applies to any guidelines or directions:

                     (a)  that relate to the performance by ACIC or AUSTRAC of that agency’s intelligence functions; and

                     (b)  that are given:

                              (i)  by the responsible Minister to the head of ACIC or AUSTRAC; or

                             (ii)  to ACIC by the Board of ACIC or by the Inter-Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

             (2)  As soon as practicable after a direction or guideline is given to the head of that agency, the Inspector-General must be given a copy of the direction or guideline by:

                     (a)  the Minister; or

                     (b)  for directions or guidelines referred to in subparagraph (1A)(b)(ii)—the CEO of ACIC.

78  Section 34B

Repeal the section, substitute:

34B   No evidential burden for IGIS officials in relation to defences to secrecy offences

             (1)  Despite subsections 13.3(2) and (3) of the Criminal Code , in a prosecution for any offence of:

                     (a)  disclosing, making a record of, or using, information or a document; or

                     (b)  causing information or a document to be disclosed, recorded or used;

an IGIS official does not bear an evidential burden in relation to whether the disclosure, record or use is for the purposes of, or in connection with, that or any other IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies even if the offence referred to in that subsection has additional physical elements to those referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b).

             (3)  To avoid doubt:

                     (a)  an offence may be covered by subsection (1) even if the offence does not refer to disclosing, making a record of, or using, information or a document; and

                     (b)  without limiting paragraph (a):

                              (i)  disclosing information or a document includes communicating information or a document; and

                             (ii)  making a record of information or a document includes reproducing information or a document; and

                            (iii)  using information or a document includes dealing with, reading or examining information or a document.

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

79  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

IGIS official means:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 .

80  After section 23

Insert:

23A   Transfer of complaints from the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

                   If:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security transfers all or part of a complaint to the Integrity Commissioner under section 32AG of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; and

                     (b)  the complaint or the part of the complaint involves an allegation, or information, that raises a corruption issue;

the person who made the complaint is taken to have referred the allegation or information to the Integrity Commissioner under subsection 23(1).

81  After subsection 90(3A)

Insert:

Disclosure to IGIS officials

          (3B)  Nothing in a direction given by the Integrity Commissioner prevents:

                     (a)  a person from disclosing hearing material to an IGIS official; or

                     (b)  an IGIS official using hearing material, for the purpose of the IGIS official performing a function, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official; or

                     (c)  an IGIS official disclosing hearing material to a person who is not an IGIS official if the hearing material could be disclosed to the person under paragraph (1)(b).

          (3C)  However, if the Commissioner is satisfied that the disclosure or use would be reasonably likely to prejudice the performance of functions, or the exercise of powers, of the Integrity Commissioner, the Integrity Commissioner may direct under subsection (1) that subsection (3B) does not apply.

          (3D)  The Integrity Commissioner must consult the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security as soon as practicable after giving a direction under subsection (1) in accordance with subsection (3C).

82  At the end of section 90

Add:

Relationship with the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

             (8)  If the Integrity Commissioner gives a direction under subsection (1) in accordance with subsection (3C), subsection (6) has effect in relation to any contravention of the direction despite section 32AC of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 .

83  After paragraph 208(3)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security;

84  Subsection 208(7)

After “or (6)”, insert “(except to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security for the purpose of performing the Inspector-General’s functions)”.

85  At the end of section 208

Add:

Notifying the Attorney-General

             (8)  The Integrity Commissioner must notify the Attorney-General if the Integrity Commissioner intends to give section 149 certified information to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

Ombudsman Act 1976

86  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

examiner of ACC has the meaning given by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

87  After section 5A

Insert:

5B   Transfer of complaints from the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

                   A complaint is taken to have been made under this Act in respect of action taken by ACC (except action taken by an examiner of ACC performing functions or exercising powers as an examiner) or AUSTRAC if the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security transfers all or part of the complaint to the Ombudsman under section 32AG of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 .

Note:          A complaint or part of a complaint can also be transferred from the Ombudsman to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under section 6F of this Act.

88  Subsection 6A(1)

After “Ombudsman may”, insert “(subject to subsection (3))”.

89  At the end of section 6A

Add:

             (3)  However, the Ombudsman must not, under this section, transfer a complaint or part of a complaint to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

Note:          The Ombudsman may transfer a complaint or part of a complaint made in relation to action taken by ACC to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under section 6F.

90  After section 6E

Insert:

6F   Transfer of complaints to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

             (1)  This section applies if the Ombudsman forms the opinion that:

                     (a)  a complainant has complained, or could complain, to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 in relation to action taken by ACC (except action taken by an examiner of ACC performing functions and exercising powers as an examiner) or AUSTRAC; and

                     (b)  the complaint could be more appropriately or effectively dealt with by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

Requirement to consult with Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

             (2)  The Ombudsman:

                     (a)  must consult the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security about the complaint or the part of the complaint that relates to the action; and

                     (b)  may decide not to investigate the action, or not to continue to investigate the action.

Transfer to Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

             (3)  If the Ombudsman decides not to investigate, or not to continue to investigate, an action under paragraph (2)(b), and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security agrees to the transfer of the complaint or the part of the complaint, the Ombudsman must:

                     (a)  transfer the complaint or part to the Inspector-General; and

                     (b)  as soon as is reasonably practicable, take reasonable steps to give the complainant written notice that the complaint or part has been transferred; and

                     (c)  give the Inspector-General any information or documents relating to the complaint or part that are in the possession, or under the control, of the Ombudsman.

Relationship with other provisions

             (4)  This section does not limit the power of the Ombudsman to transfer a complaint or part of a complaint to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under another provision of this Act or any other Act.

             (5)  Subsection 35(2) does not prevent the Ombudsman, or an officer acting on behalf of the Ombudsman, from giving information or documents under paragraph (3)(c) of this section.

91  At the end of subsection 35(6)

Add:

               ; or (d)  from giving information or a document to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security in accordance with section 35AB.

92  After section 35AA

Insert:

35AB   Disclosure of information and documents to Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  the Ombudsman obtains information or a document in relation to a Commonwealth agency (within the meaning of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ) in the course of performing a function under this or any other Act; or

                             (ii)  the Ombudsman prepares a report or other information in relation to an agency referred to in subparagraph (i); and

                     (b)  the Ombudsman is of the opinion that the information, document or report is, or may be, relevant to the performance by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security of a function of the Inspector-General.

             (2)  Nothing in this Act precludes the Ombudsman from:

                     (a)  disclosing the information; or

                     (b)  making a statement that includes the information; or

                     (c)  giving the document;

to the Inspector-General.

93  At the end of subsections 35B(1) and 35C(1)

Add “, except to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security in accordance with section 35AB”.

Privacy Act 1988

94  After section 49A

Insert:

49B   Transfer of complaints from the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

                   An individual is taken to have complained to the Information Commissioner under subsection 36(1) in respect of action taken by ACC or AUSTRAC (within the meaning of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ) if the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security transfers all or part of the complaint to the Information Commissioner under section 32AG of that Act.

95  Subsection 50(1) (after paragraph (e) of the definition of alternative complaint body )

Insert:

                      (f)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; or

96  After subparagraph 50(2)(a)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

97  After subparagraph 50(3)(a)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

98  Section 8

Insert:

ACIC means the agency known as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission established by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

examiner of ACIC has the meaning given by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 .

intelligence function , in relation to ACIC or AUSTRAC, has the meaning given by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 .

99  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, paragraph (c))

Before “if”, insert “except if paragraph (ca) applies,”.

100  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, after paragraph (c))

Insert:

(ca) if the discloser believes on reasonable grounds that:

(i) the disclosure relates to action taken by ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to its intelligence functions; and

(ii) it would be appropriate for the disclosure to be investigated by the IGIS;

the IGIS;

101  Section 42 (note 2)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions”.

102  Subparagraph 43(3)(a)(iii)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions (subject to subsection (3A))”.

103  After subsection 43(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The authorised officer must not allocate the handling of the disclosure to the IGIS in relation to action taken by an examiner of ACIC performing functions and exercising powers as an examiner.

104  Paragraphs 44(1A)(a) and (b)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions”.

105  Section 46 (note)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions”.

106  At the end of paragraph 50A(1)(b)

Add “and”.

107  After paragraph 50A(1)(b)

Insert:

                     (c)  if the agency is ACIC or AUSTRAC—the disclosure does not relate to the intelligence functions of the agency;

108  Paragraph 50A(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the agency is an intelligence agency; or

                             (ii)  the agency is ACIC or AUSTRAC, and the disclosure relates to the intelligence functions of the agency;

109  Subsection 52(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  the agency is the IGIS or an intelligence agency; or

                     (b)  the agency is ACIC or AUSTRAC, and the disclosure relates to the intelligence functions of the agency;

the IGIS may extend, or further extend, the 90-day period by such additional period (which may exceed 90 days) as the IGIS considers appropriate:

                     (c)  on the IGIS’s own initiative; or

                     (d)  if the agency is not the IGIS—on application made by the principal officer of the agency; or

                     (e)  on application made by the discloser.

110  Section 58 (note)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions”.

111  After paragraph 63(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  assisting, in relation to the intelligence functions of ACIC or AUSTRAC:

                              (i)  principal officers of that agency; and

                             (ii)  authorised officers of that agency; and

                            (iii)  public officials who belong to that agency; and

                            (iv)  former public officials who belonged to that agency;

                            in relation to the operation of this Act; and

112  After paragraph 63(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  conducting educational and awareness programs relating to this Act, in relation to the intelligence functions of ACIC or AUSTRAC, to the extent to which this Act relates to:

                              (i)  that agency; and

                             (ii)  public officials who belong to that agency; and

                            (iii)  former public officials who belonged to that agency; and

113  Section 63 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          Section 8A of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 extends the IGIS’s functions to cover disclosures of information allocated under section 43 of this Act (whether or not they are allocated to the IGIS), if the disclosable conduct with which the information is concerned relates to an intelligence agency, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to the intelligence functions of the agency.

114  Transitional—section 52 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

The amendment of section 52 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 made by this Part does not affect the continuity of a period that was extended, or further extended, under subsection 52(4) of that Act before the commencement of this item.

Division 2—Repeal of items from the Surveillance Act if this Act commences first

Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020

115  Items 33 and 34 and 39 to 112 of Schedule 2

Repeal the items.

Division 3—Amendments commencing after the Surveillance Act commences if this Act commences first

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

116  Subsection 11(3) (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

117  Paragraph 20(4C)(a)

Before “or AUSTRAC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

118  Subsection 46PZ(1)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

119  Subsection 3(1) (after paragraph (ea) of the definition of head )

Insert:

                   (eb)  in relation to the Australian Federal Police—the Commissioner of Police; or

120  Subsection 3(1) (at the end of paragraph (b) of the definition of intelligence agency )

Add:

                          ; (iii)  the Australian Federal Police.

121  Subsection 3(1) (definition of intelligence function )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

intelligence function :

                     (a)  for ACIC—means the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by ACIC for the purpose of performing its functions under section 7A of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (except in relation to Indigenous violence or child abuse within the meaning of that Act), including the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, conferred on a law enforcement officer of ACIC by the network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 ; or

                     (b)  for AUSTRAC—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by AUSTRAC for the purposes of the AUSTRAC CEO performing the CEO’s financial intelligence functions under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 ; or

                             (ii)  a function performed by AUSTRAC, the AUSTRAC CEO or any other official of AUSTRAC referred to in paragraph 209(4)(c) of that Act that is incidental to the CEO’s financial intelligence functions; or

                     (c)  for the Australian Federal Police—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence obtained by the Australian Federal Police from the execution of a network activity warrant under the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 ; or

                             (ii)  the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, conferred on a law enforcement officer of the Australian Federal Police by the network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 .

122  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

law enforcement officer , when used in relation to the Australian Federal Police or ACIC, has the same meaning as in the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 .

network activity warrant has the same meaning as in the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 .

network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 means:

                     (a)  Division 6 of Part 2 of that Act; or

                     (b)  the remaining provisions of that Act so far as they relate to network activity warrants.

123  Subsection 8(3A) (heading)

After “ ACIC ”, insert “ , the Australian Federal Police ”.

124  Subsection 8(3A)

After “ACIC” (first occurring), insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

125  Subsection 8(5)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

126  Paragraph 8(5A)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

127  At the end of paragraph 8A(1)(b)

Add “; and”.

128  After paragraph 8A(1)(b)

Insert:

                     (c)  if the intelligence agency is the Australian Federal Police—the conduct relates to that agency’s intelligence functions;

129  Subsection 8A(1)

After “so relates”, insert “as described in paragraph (b)”.

130  Paragraph 8A(4)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

131  Paragraph 15(3)(a)

After “ACIC” (wherever occurring), insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

132  Paragraph 21(1B)(a)

After “ACIC” (wherever occurring), insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

133  Paragraph 32A(1)(e)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

134  Paragraph 32A(5)(aa)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

135  Paragraph 32B(1A)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

136  Subparagraph 32B(1A)(b)(i)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

137  Subsection 5(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of law enforcement secrecy provision )

Omit “section 45”, substitute “sections 45 and 45B”.

Ombudsman Act 1976

138  Section 5B

Before “or AUSTRAC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

139  Paragraph 6F(1)(a)

Before “or AUSTRAC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Privacy Act 1988

140  Section 49B

After “ACC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

141  Section 8 (definition of intelligence function )

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

142  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, subparagraph (ca)(i))

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

143  Section 42 (note 2)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

144  Subparagraph 43(3)(a)(iii)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

145  Paragraphs 44(1A)(a) and (b)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

146  Section 46 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

147  Paragraph 50A(1)(c)

Before “or AUSTRAC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

148  Subparagraph 50A(2)(b)(ii)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

149  Paragraph 52(4)(b)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

150  Section 58 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

151  Paragraph 63(aa)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

152  Paragraph 63(ba)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

153  Section 63 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Division 4—Amendments required if Surveillance Act commences first

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

154  Subsection 11(3) (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

155  Subsection 20(1) (note)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

156  After subparagraph 20(4C)(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  an act or practice of AUSTRAC; or

157  Subsection 46P(1) (note 2)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

158  Subsection 46PZ(1)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

159  Subsection 46PZ(1)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

160  Subsection 3(1) (after paragraph (ea) of the definition of head )

Insert:

                   (eb)  in relation to AUSTRAC—the AUSTRAC CEO; or

161  Subsection 3(1) (definition of intelligence agency )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

intelligence agency means:

                     (a)  ASIO, ASIS, AGO, DIO, ASD or ONI; or

                     (b)  the following agencies that have an intelligence function:

                              (i)  ACIC;

                             (ii)  the Australian Federal Police;

                            (iii)  AUSTRAC.

162  Subsection 3(1) (definition of intelligence function )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

intelligence function :

                     (a)  for ACIC—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by ACIC for the purpose of performing its functions under section 7A of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (except in relation to Indigenous violence or child abuse within the meaning of that Act), including the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, conferred on a law enforcement officer of ACIC by the network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 ; or

                     (b)  for AUSTRAC—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by AUSTRAC for the purposes of the AUSTRAC CEO performing the CEO’s financial intelligence functions under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 ; or

                             (ii)  a function performed by AUSTRAC, the AUSTRAC CEO or any other official of AUSTRAC referred to in paragraph 209(4)(c) of that Act that is incidental to the CEO’s financial intelligence functions; or

                     (c)  for the Australian Federal Police—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence obtained by the Australian Federal Police from the execution of a network activity warrant under the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 ; or

                             (ii)  the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, conferred on a law enforcement officer of the Australian Federal Police by the network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 .

163  Before subsection 8(3A)

Insert:

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to ACIC, the Australian Federal Police and AUSTRAC

164  Subsection 8(3A)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

165  Paragraph 8(3A)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  in response to a complaint made to the Inspector-General by a person who is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident (within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 );

166  After subsection 8(3B)

Insert:

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to complaints about employment, contracts and related matters

167  Subsection 8(5)

Omit “or ONI”, substitute “or AUSTRAC, or by a Public Service Act ONI employee,”.

168  Paragraph 8(5A)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

169  Paragraph 8A(4)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

170  Subsection 9AA(b)

Omit “and 8(2)(a)(ii)”, substitute “, 8(2)(a)(ii) and 8(3)(a)(ii)”.

171  Subsection 9A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  For the purposes of conducting an inspection of an intelligence agency under subsection (1), the Inspector-General or a member of staff assisting the Inspector-General referred to in paragraph 32(1)(a):

                     (a)  may, at all reasonable times, enter and remain on any premises (including any land or place) (except premises occupied in another country by ASIS); and

                     (b)  may, at all reasonable times, enter and remain on any premises (including any land or place) occupied in another country by ASIS if the Director-General of ASIS and the Inspector-General have made arrangements relating to entry under this section; and

                     (c)  is entitled to all reasonable facilities and assistance that the head of the agency is capable of providing; and

                     (d)  is entitled to full and free access at all reasonable times to any information, documents or other property of the agency; and

                     (e)  may examine, make copies of or take extracts from any information or documents.

172  Subsection 10(1) (note 1)

Omit “32AE”, substitute “32AH”.

173  Subsection 11(4A) (note)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

174  Paragraph 15(3)(a)

After “ACIC” (wherever occurring), insert “, AUSTRAC”.

175  Paragraph 21(1B)(a)

After “ACIC” (wherever occurring), insert “, AUSTRAC”.

176  Part IIIA

Repeal the Part, substitute:

Part IIIA Relationships with other agencies and information sharing

Division 1 Avoiding duplication of oversight

32AB   Avoiding duplication of oversight

             (1)  For the purpose of avoiding duplicating oversight of matters by both:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General; and

                     (b)  an integrity body or the Auditor-General;

the Inspector-General must have regard to the functions of those bodies and the Auditor-General.

             (2)  The Inspector-General may consult an integrity body, or the Auditor-General, in relation to a particular matter if the Inspector-General considers it appropriate to do so for the purpose of avoiding more than one inquiry being conducted into the matter.

Division 2 Sharing information with the Inspector-General

32AC   Protection for persons providing information voluntarily to the Inspector-General

             (1)  This section applies in relation to a person if the person voluntarily provides, or makes available, information or documents to the Inspector-General for any of the following purposes:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General conducting an inspection under section 9A;

                     (b)  making a complaint under Division 2 of Part II;

                     (c)  the Inspector-General conducting a preliminary inquiry under section 14, or any other action taken by the Inspector-General for the purpose of deciding whether to inquire into a matter;

                     (d)  the Inspector-General conducting an inquiry under Division 3 of Part II.

Person not liable to penalties or prosecution under other Commonwealth laws

             (2)  The person is not (subject to subsections (5) and (6)) liable to a penalty or to be prosecuted for an offence under a provision of any other law of the Commonwealth for providing or making available the information or documents.

Use immunity

             (3)  The information or documents, and the providing or making available of the information or documents, are not (subject to subsection (5)) admissible in evidence against the person in any court or in any proceedings before a person authorised to hear evidence.

Legal professional privilege

             (4)  The providing or making available of the information or documents does not affect any legal professional privilege that is, or may be, claimed by any person in relation to the information or documents.

Exceptions

             (5)  Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply in relation to proceedings for an offence against:

                     (a)  section 137.1 or 137.2 (false or misleading information and documents), 145.1 (using forged document) or 149.1 (obstructing Commonwealth officials) of the Criminal Code , to the extent that that offence relates to this Act; or

                     (b)  Division 3 of Part III of the Crimes Act 1914 (offences relating to evidence and witnesses), to the extent that that offence relates to this Act; or

                     (c)  section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914 , or section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code , in relation to an offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection.

             (6)  Subsection (2) does not apply if the provision referred to in that subsection:

                     (a)  is enacted after the commencement of this section; and

                     (b)  is expressed to have effect despite this section.

Note:          This section applies subject to section 90 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 .

32AD   Security of Commonwealth agency information and documents

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General requires access to information or documents in the possession of a Commonwealth agency for the purposes of conducting:

                              (i)  an inspection under section 9A; or

                             (ii)  a preliminary inquiry under section 14, or any other action taken by the Inspector-General for the purpose of deciding whether to inquire into a matter; or

                            (iii)  an inquiry under Division 3 of Part II; and

                     (b)  the information or documents have a national security or other protective security classification; and

                     (c)  the Inspector-General intends to do any of the following for the purposes of exercising powers or performing functions or duties as the Inspector-General:

                              (i)  remove the documents from the possession of the agency;

                             (ii)  make copies or take extracts from the information or documents;

                            (iii)  examine or otherwise make use of the information or documents.

             (2)  The Inspector-General must make arrangements to protect from unauthorised disclosure:

                     (a)  the information, documents, copies or extracts; and

                     (b)  any other information obtained from the documents, copies or extracts;

taking into account any advice provided by the head of the relevant agency.

32AE   Authorisation for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988

             (1)  This section applies for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988 , including as it applies in relation to a service provider under section 187LA of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 .

             (2)  A person is authorised to give or make available personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 ) to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official performing a function or exercising a power as an IGIS official.

Division 3 Information sharing by the Inspector-General

32AF   Information sharing with integrity bodies

             (1)  The Inspector-General may share information or documents with an integrity body (the receiving body ) if:

                     (a)  the information or documents are obtained by an IGIS official in the course of exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official; and

                     (b)  the information or documents are relevant to the receiving body’s functions; and

                     (c)  the Inspector-General is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the receiving body has satisfactory arrangements in place for protecting the information or documents.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the Inspector-General may share information or documents with an integrity body whether or not the Inspector-General is transferring a complaint or part of a complaint to the integrity body.

             (3)  Without limiting paragraph (1)(c) or subsection 32AD(2), the Inspector-General may make arrangements with the head of an intelligence agency in relation to protecting information or documents provided to the Inspector-General by the agency.

32AG   Transferring complaints to other integrity bodies

                   If the Inspector-General decides under subsection 11(4A) not to inquire into, or not to inquire further into, a complaint or part of a complaint in relation to action taken by an intelligence agency, the Inspector-General may transfer all or part of the complaint to the integrity body for the complaint.

Note:          The complaint is taken to have been made under the Act establishing the integrity body (see sections 46PZ of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 , 23A of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 , 5B of the Ombudsman Act 1976 and 49B of the Privacy Act 1988 ).

32AH   Complaints transferred by integrity bodies

                   For the purposes of this Act, a complaint is taken to have been made to the Inspector-General under this Act if all or part of the complaint is transferred (however described) to the Inspector-General by an integrity body.

Note:          Complaints may be transferred to the Inspector-General under subsections 20(4C) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 , 6F(3) of the Ombudsman Act 1976 and 50(3) of the Privacy Act 1988 , and paragraph 110C(3)(b) of the Defence Act 1903 .

177  Paragraph 32A(1)(e)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

178  Paragraph 32A(5)(aa)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

179  Paragraph 32B(1A)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

180  Subparagraph 32B(1A)(b)(i)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

181  Section 34B

Repeal the section.

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

182  Paragraph 23A(a)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

183  Subsection 90(8)

Omit “32AC”, substitute “32AF”.

Ombudsman Act 1976

184  After paragraph 5B(b)

Insert:

               ; or (c)  AUSTRAC;

185  Section 5B

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

186  After subparagraph 6F(1)(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  AUSTRAC; or

Privacy Act 1988

187  Section 49B

After “ACC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

188  Section 49B

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

189  Section 8 (definition of intelligence function )

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

190  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, paragraph (c))

Before “if”, insert “except if paragraph (ca) applies,”.

191  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, subparagraph (ca)(i))

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

192  Section 42 (note 2)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

193  Subparagraph 43(3)(a)(iii)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

194  Paragraphs 44(1A)(a) and (b)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

195  Section 46 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

196  Paragraph 50A(1)(c)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

197  Subparagraph 50A(2)(b)(ii)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

198  Paragraph 52(4)(b)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

199  Section 58 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

200  Paragraph 63(aa)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

201  Paragraph 63(ba)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

202  Section 63 (paragraph (b) of the note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.