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Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 to: establish a warrant regime for enforcement agencies to access stored communications held by a telecommunications carrier; and amend the long and short titles of the Act to reflect this access; and makes consequential amendments to 9 other Acts to reflect the Act’s changed title. Also amends the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 to: enable interception of communications of a person known to communicate with a person of interest; permit equipment-based interception; remove the distinction between class 1 and class 2 offences; remove the Telecommunications Interception Remote Authority Connection function currently exercised by the Australian Federal Police and transfer the associated warrant register function to the Attorney-General’s Department; and make other amendments in relation to the ongoing operation of the interception regime.

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 16/02/06  
Second reading moved 16/02/06  
Second reading agreed to 01/03/06  
Third reading agreed to 01/03/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/03/06  
Second reading moved 01/03/06  
Second reading agreed to 28/03/06  
Committee of the Whole debate 28/03/06 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 29/03/06 Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 30/03/06 Amendment details: 12 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 30/03/06  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 30/03/06 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 03/05/06 Act no.: 40 - Year: 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4869]
STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 4889]


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  • Government [sheet PA337]

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  • Opposition [sheet 4894]
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

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  • Opposition [sheet 4882]
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

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  • Opposition [sheet 4893 revised]
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)