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Office of National Intelligence Bill 2018

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Prime Minister


Introduced with the Office of National Intelligence (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 to implement the recommendation of the 2017 Independent Intelligence Review to establish an Office of National Intelligence (ONI), the bill establishes the ONI as an independent statutory agency within the Prime Minister’s portfolio reporting directly to the Prime Minister, and subsuming the role, functions and staff of the Office of National Assessments (ONA).

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/06/18  
Second reading moved 28/06/18  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (28/06/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee report (24/10/2018)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (14/08/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 10 of 2018
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (15/08/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 10 of 2018