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Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2021


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Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

Amends: the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: introduce data disruption warrants to enable the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to disrupt data by modifying, adding, copying or deleting data in order to frustrate the commission of serious offences online; and make minor technical corrections; the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 to introduce network activity warrants to enable the AFP and ACIC to collect intelligence on serious criminal activity by permitting access to the devices and networks used to facilitate criminal activity; the Crimes Act 1914 to: introduce account takeover warrants to enable the AFP and ACIC to take over a person's online account for the purposes of gathering evidence to further a criminal investigation; and make minor amendments to the controlled operations regime to ensure controlled operations can be conducted effectively in the online environment; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/20  
Second reading moved 03/12/20  
Second reading debate 24/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 24/08/21  
Consideration in detail debate 24/08/21 Amendment details: 60 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 24/08/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/08/21  
Second reading moved 25/08/21  
Second reading debate 25/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 25/08/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 25/08/21  
Third reading agreed to 25/08/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 25/08/21  
Assent 03/09/21 Act no: 98 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [QL187]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 1410]
THORPE, Sen Lidia

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  • Independent [sheet 1412]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (08/12/2020): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee report (05/08/2021)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (29/01/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 5 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (03/02/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 3 of 2021
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)