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National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Home Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to national security and intelligence services, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Emergency authorisations                                                                   4

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                    4

Schedule 2—Authorisations relating to counter-terrorism                         9

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                    9

Schedule 3—Authorisations for activities in support of the Australian Defence Force                 13

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  13

Schedule 4—Authorisations for producing intelligence on Australians   14

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  14

Schedule 5—ASIS cooperating with ASIO                                                           15

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  15

Schedule 6—AGO cooperating with authorities of other countries     16

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  16

Schedule 7—ONI cooperating with other entities                                            17

Office of National Intelligence Act 2018                                                                17

Schedule 8—Suspension of travel documents                                                     18

Australian Passports Act 2005                                                                                 18

Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005                           18

Schedule 9—Online activities                                                                                        19

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                            19

Schedule 10—Privacy                                                                                                         21

Part 1—Privacy rules of ASIS, AGO and ASD                                             21

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  21

Part 2—Privacy rules of DIO                                                                                   23

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                    23

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  23

Part 3—Privacy rules of ONI                                                                                   26

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                    26

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  26

Office of National Intelligence Act 2018                                                                26

Part 4—Contingent amendments                                                                           29

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  29

Schedule 11—Assumed identities                                                                               30

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          30

Schedule 12—Authorities of other countries                                                       33

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  33

Schedule 13—ASIO authorisations                                                                           34

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                     34

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                   34

Schedule 14—Amendments related to the Intelligence Services Amendment (Establishment of the Australian Signals Directorate) Act 2018                                37

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                  37

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to national security and intelligence services, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Act 2021 .

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.  Schedules 1 to 8

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 9

The later of:

(a) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Act 2021 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

4.  Schedule 10, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 10, Part 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

6.  Schedule 10, Part 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

7.  Schedule 10, Part 4

The later of:

(a) the commencement of the provisions covered by item 5 of this table; and

(b) the commencement of item 136 of Schedule 1 to the Intelligence Oversight and Other Legislation Amendment (Integrity Measures) Act 2021 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

8.  Schedules 11 to 14

The day after 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.