Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
  to: provide a consistent meaning of foreign intelligence and consistent approach to foreign intelligence with the
Intelligence Services Act 2001
  and the
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
; clarify that a computer access warrant authorises access to data held in the target computer at any time while the warrant is in force; and exclude the communication of information relating to employment within the Australian intelligence community from the operation of security assessment provisions;
Criminal Code Act 1995
  to clarify that the immunity for liability for certain employees for computer-related activities cannot be overridden by other Commonwealth, state or territory laws; and
Intelligence Services Act 2001
  to: provide a specific function for the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to assist the defence force; provide a new ground for granting a ministerial authorisation for producing intelligence on a person; clarify that the immunity for liability for certain employees for computer-related activities cannot be overridden by other Commonwealth, state or territory laws; and move existing exemptions from the Legislative Instruments Regulations 2004 into the Act. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
23 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
23 Mar 2011Second reading moved
10 May 2011Referred to Main Committee
12 May 2011Second reading debate
12 May 2011Second reading agreed to
12 May 2011Reported from Main Committee
12 May 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
14 Jun 2011Introduced and read a first time
14 Jun 2011Second reading moved
04 Jul 2011Second reading debate
04 Jul 2011Second reading agreed to
04 Jul 2011Committee of the Whole debate
04 Jul 2011Third reading agreed to


04 Jul 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
25 Jul 2011Assent

Act no.: 80

Year: 2011

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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