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Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to telecommunications, computer access warrants and search warrants, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Industry assistance                                                                                    4

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     4

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                          4

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             4

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                   5

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2018                                                                                      68

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 68

Schedule 2—Computer access warrants etc.                                                        69

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   69

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                   69

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                74

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                76

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               129

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                129

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                             139

Part 3—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Act 2018           140

International Criminal Court Act 2002                                                               140

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995                                                   141

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                              142

Schedule 3—Search warrants issued under the Crimes Act 1914        146

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        146

Schedule 4—Search warrants issued under the Customs Act 1901     155

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                     155

Schedule 5—Australian Security Intelligence Organisation                     167

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                 167

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to telecommunications, computer access warrants and search warrants, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) 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, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this Act; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2018 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Parts 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to this Act; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Act 2018 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

6.  Schedules 3, 4 and 5

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.