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Schedule 3—Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation

Schedule 3 Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation

   

Intelligence Services Act 2001

1  Section 3 (paragraph (a) of the definition of incidentally obtained intelligence )

Omit “6B(a)”, substitute “6B(1)(a)”.

2  Section 3 (paragraph (b) of the definition of intelligence information )

Omit “6B(a)”, substitute “6B(1)(a)”.

3  Section 6B

Before “The functions of AGO”, insert “(1)”.

4  Paragraphs 6B(a), (b) and (c)

After “geospatial”, insert “, hydrographic, meteorological, oceanographic”.

5  Paragraph 6B(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  to provide the following to persons and bodies mentioned in subsection (2):

                              (i)  imagery and other geospatial, hydrographic, meteorological and oceanographic products, not being intelligence obtained under paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this subsection;

                             (ii)  assistance in relation to the production and use of imagery and other geospatial, hydrographic, meteorological and oceanographic products;

                            (iii)  assistance in relation to the production and use of imagery technologies and other geospatial, hydrographic, meteorological and oceanographic technologies; and

                    (ea)  to provide to any persons or bodies (including Commonwealth authorities and State authorities) assistance in relation to the performance by the persons or bodies of emergency response functions, safety functions, scientific research functions, economic development functions, cultural functions and environmental protection functions, if:

                              (i)  the provision of the assistance is incidental to the performance by AGO of its other functions; or

                             (ii)  the assistance is capable of being conveniently provided by the use of resources that are not immediately required in performing AGO’s other functions; or

                            (iii)  the assistance is capable of being conveniently provided in the course of performing AGO’s other functions; and

6  At the end of section 6B (before the note)

Add:

            ; and (h)  the functions mentioned in subsection 223(2) of the Navigation Act 2012 (to the extent they are not covered by another paragraph of this subsection).

7  Section 6B (note)

After “Note”, insert “1”.

8  At the end of section 6B (after the note)

Add:

Note 2:       Subsection 223(2) of the Navigation Act 2012 deals with the functions of the Australian Hydrographic Office, which is part of AGO (see subsection (3) of this section).

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(e) applies to providing imagery and other products, or assistance in relation to imagery and other products or technologies, to the following:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth authority;

                     (b)  a State authority of a Territory;

                     (c)  a foreign person or entity;

                     (d)  any other person or body (including a State authority of a State) if:

                              (i)  the imagery and other products or technologies are for use in, or incidental to, trade and commerce with other countries, among the States, between Territories or between a Territory and a State, or are for use outside Australia; or

                             (ii)  the imagery and other products or assistance are provided by way of postal, telegraphic, telephonic or other like services.

Note:          For State authority , see section 3.

             (3)  The Australian Hydrographic Office mentioned in section 223 of the Navigation Act 2012 is part of the AGO.

Fees

             (4)  AGO may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, charge a fee in relation to anything done in performing AGO’s functions under paragraph (1)(e), (ea) or (h).

             (5)  A fee must not be such as to amount to taxation.

9  Paragraph 11(2)(c)

Omit “6B(a)”, substitute “6B(1)(a)”.

10  Paragraph 11(2)(e)

Omit “6B(e) and (f)”, substitute “6B(1)(e), (ea), (f) and (h)”.

11  Subsection 11(3)

Omit “6B(b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g),”, substitute “6B(1)(b) to (h)”.

Navigation Act 2012

12  Paragraph 161(6)(d)

Omit “Service”, substitute “Office”.

13  Division 5 of Part 6 of Chapter 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 5 The Australian Hydrographic Office and offences and civil penalties relating to taking a vessel to sea without charts, etc.

14  Section 223 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

223   Functions of the Australian Hydrographic Office

15  Subsections 223(1) and (2)

Omit “Service” (wherever occurring), substitute “Office”.

Telecommunications Act 1997

16  Paragraph 47(2)(b) of Schedule 3A

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  that part of the Defence Department known as the Australian Hydrographic Office;