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Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2004
Schedule  1 Amendments

   

Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979

1  Subsection 5(1) (after paragraph (ca) of the definition of class 1 offence )

Insert:

                    (cb)  an offence against Division 72, 101, 102 or 103 of the Criminal Code ; or

2  Subsection 5(1) (paragraph (d) of the definition of class 1 offence )

Omit “or (ca)”, substitute “, (ca) or (cb)”.

3  Subparagraph 5D(3)(d)(x)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (x)  dealings in firearms or armaments;

4  Subsection 5D(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Cybercrime offences etc.

             (5)  An offence is also a class 2 offence if it is an offence against any of the following provisions:

                     (a)  Part 10.7 of the Criminal Code ;

                     (b)  section 308C, 308D, 308E, 308F, 308G, 308H or 308I of the Crimes Act 1900 of New South Wales;

                     (c)  section 247B, 247C, 247D, 247E, 247F, 247G or 247H of the Crimes Act 1958 of Victoria;

                     (d)  a provision of a law of a State (other than New South Wales or Victoria) that corresponds to a provision covered by paragraph (a), (b) or (c);

                     (e)  a provision of a law of a Territory that corresponds to a provision covered by paragraph (a), (b) or (c);

                      (f)  section 440A of The Criminal Code of Western Australia.

10  At the end of section 6

Add:

Communications to publicly-listed ASIO numbers

             (3)  In this section, a publicly-listed ASIO number is a telephone number that:

                     (a)  enables members of the public to contact the Organisation; and

                     (b)  is listed in:

                              (i)  a telephone directory; or

                             (ii)  a telephone number database;

                            that is available to the public.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  a person makes a call to a publicly-listed ASIO number; and

                     (b)  another person who is lawfully engaged in duties relating to the receiving and handling of communications to that number listens to or records a communication passing over a telecommunications system in the course of that call;

the listening or recording does not, for the purposes of this Act, constitute the interception of the communication.

Note:       The heading to section 6DA is altered by omitting “ for use of listening devices ”.

12  At the end of paragraph 15(1A)(b)

Add “and”.

13  After paragraph 15(1A)(b)

Insert:

                    (ba)  the execution of the warrant will involve the taking of action by the carrier or its employees;

14  At the end of paragraph 15(4)(b)

Add “and”.

15  After paragraph 15(4)(b)

Insert:

                    (ba)  the execution of the warrant will involve the taking of action by the carrier or its employees;

16  Subsection 55(5)

Omit “subsections (1) and (2)”, substitute “subsection (1)”.

17  Paragraph 60(5)(b)

After “issued”, insert “, or a certifying officer of that agency,”.

18  Subsection 60(5)

After “the chief officer” (last occurring), insert “or the certifying officer”.

 

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 19 February 2004

Senate on 11 March 2004 ]

(11/04)