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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Home Affairs


Amends the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: provide a framework for Australian agencies to obtain independently-authorised international production orders for interception, stored communications and telecommunications data directly to designated communications providers in foreign countries with which Australia has a designated international agreement; make amendments contingent on the commencement of the proposed Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020; and remove the ability for nominated Administrative Appeals Tribunal members to issue certain warrants. Also amends: six Acts to make consequential amendments; and the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 to correct a drafting error.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05/03/20  
Second reading moved 05/03/20  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (12/03/2020): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee report (12/05/2021)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (09/04/2020): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 7 of 2020
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (17/04/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 8 of 2020