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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Information Disclosure, National Interest and Other Measures) Bill 2022


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Summary

Amends the: Telecommunications Act 1997 to: enable carriers and carriage service providers to use and disclose information for purposes connected to the prevention of a serious threat to the life or health of a person; authorise the use and disclosure of unlisted numbers and associated addresses for the purposes of dealing with matters raised by a call to an emergency service number; confer civil immunities on telecommunications companies for the provision of reasonably necessary assistance to the Commonwealth, states or territories where a national emergency declaration is in force; and require more detailed records of information to be recorded for authorised disclosures; and Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 and Telecommunications Act 1997 to make minor technical amendments.

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 10/11/22  
Second reading moved 10/11/22  
Second reading debate 28/11/22  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/22  
Third reading agreed to 28/11/22  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28/11/22  
Second reading moved 28/11/22  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (24/11/2022): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 01/03/2023
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (25/11/2022): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 6 of 2022
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (30/11/2022): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 8 of 2022