Bills of previous Parliaments

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of bills homepages, the authoritative sources for verifying the progress of bills are the House of Representatives Votes and Proceedings and the Journals of the Senate.

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Information Disclosure, National Interest and Other Measures) Bill 2022

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts


Amends the: Telecommunications Act 1997 to: enable carriers and carriage service providers to use and disclose information for purposes connected to the prevention of a serious threat to the life or health of a person; authorise the use and disclosure of unlisted numbers and associated addresses for the purposes of dealing with matters raised by a call to an emergency service number; confer civil immunities on telecommunications companies for the provision of reasonably necessary assistance to the Commonwealth, states or territories where a national emergency declaration is in force; and require more detailed records of information to be recorded for authorised disclosures; and Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 and Telecommunications Act 1997 to make minor technical amendments.

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 10/11/22  
Second reading moved 10/11/22  
Second reading debate 28/11/22  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/22  
Third reading agreed to 28/11/22  
Introduced and read a first time 28/11/22  
Second reading moved 28/11/22  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

  • Replacement explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (24/11/2022): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (01/03/2023)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (25/11/2022): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2023
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (30/11/2022): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 2 of 2023