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Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017


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Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016



Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the Telecommunications Act 1997, Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979, Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 and Australian Security Intelligence Organisations Act 1979 to establish a regulatory framework to manage national security risks of espionage, sabotage and foreign interference to Australia’s telecommunications networks and facilities.

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/11/16  
Second reading moved 09/11/16  
Second reading debate 14/08/17  
Second reading agreed to 14/08/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/08/17 Amendment details: 9 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 14/08/17  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/08/17  
Second reading moved 13/09/17  
Second reading debate 13/09/17  
Referred to Federation Chamber 13/09/17  
Second reading agreed to 13/09/17  
Reported from Federation Chamber 14/09/17  
Third reading agreed to 14/09/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 15/09/17  
Assent 18/09/17 Act no: 111 - Year: 2017
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet JC433]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (09/11/2016): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee report (30/06/17)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)