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Law Enforcement (AFP Professional Standards and Related Measures) Bill 2006

Schedule 3A Consequential amendments to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

Part 1 Amendments that may not commence

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

1  Subsection 34D(4) (note 2)

Omit “and the Ombudsman”, substitute “, the Ombudsman and a person referred to in paragraph 40SB(3)(b) of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 ”.

2  Subparagraph 34E(1)(e)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  to the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to the Australian Federal Police;

3  After paragraph 34E(1)(e)

Insert:

                    (ea)  the person’s right to give information orally or in writing, under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 , to a person referred to in subsection 40SA(1) of that Act in relation to the Australian Federal Police;

4  Paragraphs 34F(9)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  subsection (8) does not affect the operation of sections 10 and 13 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 in relation to contact between the person and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; and

                     (c)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security to make a complaint orally under section 10 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 if the person requests them; and

                     (d)  subsection (8) does not affect the operation of section 7 of the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to contact between the person and the Ombudsman in respect of a complaint, or proposed complaint, about the Australian Federal Police; and

                     (e)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Ombudsman to make a complaint orally under section 7 of the Ombudsman Act 1976 if the person requests them; and

                      (f)  subsection (8) does not affect the operation of section 40SB of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 in relation to contact between the person and a person referred to in paragraph 40SB(3)(b) of that Act; and

                     (g)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police to give information orally under section 40SA of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 if the person requests them.

5  Subsection 34F(9) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          The sections mentioned in paragraphs (9)(b), (d) and (f) give the person an entitlement to facilities for making a written complaint or for giving written information.

6  Paragraph 34NB(4)(b)

Omit “paragraph 34F(9)(c)”, substitute “paragraph 34F(9)(c), (e) or (g)”.

7  Section 34NC

Repeal the section, substitute:

34NC   Complaints and information about contravention of procedural statement

             (1)  Contravention of the written statement of procedures mentioned in section 34C of this Act may be the subject of:

                     (a)  a complaint to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

                     (b)  a complaint to the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 ; or

                     (c)  information given under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to a person referred to in subsection 40SA(1) of that Act.

             (2)  This section does not limit:

                     (a)  the subjects of complaint under:

                              (i)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

                             (ii)  the Ombudsman Act 1976 ; or

                     (b)  the subject of information given under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 .

8  Subsection 34T(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  This Division does not affect a function or power of the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to the Australian Federal Police.

             (3)  This Division does not affect a function or power of a person under Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 .

9  Subsection 34VAA(5) (subparagraph (a)(iv) of the definition of permitted disclosure )

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                            (iv)  exercising a power (including a power to make a complaint or to give information), or performing a function or duty, under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 , the Ombudsman Act 1976 or Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 ;

Part 2 Amendments contingent on the ASIO Legislation Amendment Act 2006

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

10  Subsection 34G(5) (note 2)

Omit “and the Commonwealth Ombudsman”, substitute “, the Ombudsman and a person referred to in paragraph 40SB(3)(b) of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 ”.

11  Subparagraph 34J(1)(e)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  to the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to the Australian Federal Police;

12  After paragraph 34J(1)(e)

Insert:

                    (ea)  the person’s right to give information orally or in writing, under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 , to a person referred to in subsection 40SA(1) of that Act in relation to the Australian Federal Police;

13  Paragraph 34K(9)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the person informs the prescribed authority that the person wants:

                              (i)  to make an oral or written complaint of the kind referred to in paragraph 34J(1)(e); or

                             (ii)  to give oral or written information of the kind referred to in paragraph 34J(1)(ea); and

14  Paragraph 34K(9)(c)

After “the complaint”, insert “or give the information”.

15  At the end of subsection 34K(9)

Add “or giving the information”.

16  Paragraphs 34K(11)(b) to (e)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  subsection (10) does not affect the operation of sections 10 and 13 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 in relation to contact between the person and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; and

                     (c)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security to make a complaint orally under section 10 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 if the person requests them; and

                     (d)  subsection (10) does not affect the operation of section 7 of the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to contact between the person and the Ombudsman in respect of a complaint, or proposed complaint, about the Australian Federal Police; and

                     (e)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Ombudsman to make a complaint orally under section 7 of the Ombudsman Act 1976 if the person requests them; and

                      (f)  subsection (10) does not affect the operation of section 40SB of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 in relation to contact between the person and a person referred to in paragraph 40SB(3)(b) of that Act; and

                     (g)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police to give information orally under section 40SA of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 if the person requests them; and

                     (h)  subsection (10) does not affect the person’s right to make a complaint to a complaints agency in relation to the police force or police service of the State or Territory concerned; and

                      (i)  anyone holding the person in custody or detention under this Division must give the person facilities for contacting a complaints agency to make an oral or written complaint of the kind mentioned in paragraph (h) if the person requests them.

Note:          The sections mentioned in paragraphs (11)(b), (d) and (f) give the person an entitlement to facilities for making a written complaint or for giving written information.

17  After subparagraph 34R(13)(b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  the person to give information of the kind referred to in paragraph 34J(1)(ea); or

18  Paragraph 34ZF(4)(b)

Omit “paragraph 34K(11)(d) or (e)”, substitute “paragraph 34K(11)(c), (e), (g) or (i)”.

19  Section 34ZG

Repeal the section, substitute:

34ZG   Complaints and information about contravention of procedural statement

             (1)  Contravention of the written statement of procedures in force under section 34C may be the subject of:

                     (a)  a complaint to the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

                     (b)  a complaint to the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 ; or

                     (c)  information given under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to a person referred to in subsection 40SA(1) of that Act.

             (2)  This section does not limit:

                     (a)  the subjects of complaint under:

                              (i)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

                             (ii)  the Ombudsman Act 1976 ; or

                     (b)  the subject of information given under Division 2 of Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 .

20  Subsection 34ZN(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  This Division does not affect a function or power of the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976 in relation to the Australian Federal Police.

             (3)  This Division does not affect a function or power of a person under Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 .

21  Subsection 34ZS(5) (subparagraph (a)(iv) of the definition of permitted disclosure )

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                            (iv)  exercising a power (including a power to make a complaint or to give information), or performing a function or duty, under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 , the Ombudsman Act 1976 or Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 ;

22  After paragraph 34ZX(5)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  any information the person gives that is of a kind mentioned in paragraph 34J(1)(ea); or