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Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Data retention                                                                                              3

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          3

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                    3

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       16

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 16

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  16

Part 3—Application provisions                                                                               18

Schedule 2—Restricting access to stored communications and telecommunications data              21

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        21

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  21

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       26

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  26

Part 3—Application provisions                                                                               32

Schedule 3—Oversight by the Commonwealth Ombudsman                    35

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   35

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  35

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                               47

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2014 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, items 1 to 7

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, items 8 to 11

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedules 2 and 3

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.