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Foreign Intelligence Legislation Amendment Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: enable the Director-General of Security to apply for a warrant authorising the interception of a communication for the purpose of obtaining foreign intelligence from foreign communications; provide that foreign intelligence information provided in certain circumstances may be used for purposes as approved by the Attorney-General; and make technical amendments; and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to enable the Attorney-General to issue foreign intelligence warrants to collect foreign intelligence on Australians in Australia who are acting for, or on behalf of, a foreign power.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/08/21  
Second reading moved 25/08/21  
Second reading debate 25/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 25/08/21  
Consideration in detail debate 25/08/21 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 25/08/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/08/21  
Second reading moved 26/08/21  
Second reading debate 26/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 26/08/21  
Third reading agreed to 26/08/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 26/08/21  
Assent 02/09/21 Act no: 95 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [ZC107]

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Senate
  • Independent [sheet 1417]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (20/08/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee Report 25/08/2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (16/09/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 11 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (16/09/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 15 of 2021
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)