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National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the criminal law and to provide for certain matters in relation to the foreign influence transparency scheme, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Treason, espionage, foreign interference and related offences         4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          4

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             4

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     48

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005                                                  48

Australian Citizenship Act 2007                                                                             48

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                       49

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        49

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          50

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           51

Foreign Evidence Act 1994                                                                                      51

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    52

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                52

Part 3—Review by Independent National Security Legislation Monitor                53

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010                         53

Schedule 2—Secrecy                                                                                                            54

Part 1—Secrecy of information                                                                              54

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          54

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           54

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     74

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                74

Archives Act 1983                                                                                                       74

Australian Citizenship Act 2007                                                                             74

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                74

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                       74

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994                                                          75

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998                                             75

Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008                                     75

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                           75

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                           75

Liquid Fuel Emergency Act 1984                                                                            75

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    76

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007                                      76

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 76

Offshore Minerals Act 1994                                                                                     76

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                76

Parliamentary Service Act 1999                                                                              77

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            77

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000                                                              77

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Act 1999               77

Schedule 3—Aggravated offence for giving false or misleading information        78

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           78

Schedule 4—Telecommunications serious offences                                          80

Part 1—Amendments commencing at the same time as Schedules 1 and 3 to this Act   80

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  80

Part 2—Amendments commencing at the same time as Schedule 2 to this Act 81

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  81

Schedule 5—Foreign influence transparency scheme                                    82

Part 1—Transitional provisions                                                                               82

Part 2—Amendments relating to the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018                                                                                       83

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018                                             83

Schedule 6—Protection for persons providing information voluntarily to the Inspector-General           85

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                  85



A Bill for an Act to amend the criminal law and to provide for certain matters in relation to the foreign influence transparency scheme, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Act 2018 .

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.  Schedule 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 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.

 

4.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 4, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 4, Part 2

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 3.

 

7.  Schedule 5, Part 1

At the same time as the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Act does not commence.

 

8.  Schedule 5, Part 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

9.  Schedule 6

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.