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ASIO Legislation Amendment Bill 2006


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

Summary

In response to recommendations of the former Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD (now the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security), the bill amends the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to: extend the existing sunset clause and prior joint committee review period by 10 years to 22 July 2016 and 22 January 2016, respectively; clarify the operation of the warrant regime in relation to warrants for questioning and warrants for questioning and detention; and clarify rights of persons questioned or detained under the warrant regime. Also makes consequential amendments to the Crimes Act 1914, Criminal Code Act 1995, Foreign Evidence Act 1994 and Intelligence Services Act 2001.

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 29/03/06  
Second reading moved 29/03/06  
Second reading agreed to 11/05/06  
Third reading agreed to 11/05/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/06/06  
Second reading moved 13/06/06  
Second reading agreed to 13/06/06  
Third reading agreed to 13/06/06  
     
Assent 19/06/06 Act no.: 54 - Year: 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 4945]
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)