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
Introduced and read a first time 23 Mar 2011
Second reading moved 23 Mar 2011
Referred to Main Committee 10 May 2011
Second reading debate 12 May 2011
Second reading agreed to 12 May 2011
Reported from Main Committee 12 May 2011
Third reading agreed to 12 May 2011
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14 Jun 2011
Second reading moved 14 Jun 2011
Second reading debate 04 Jul 2011
Second reading agreed to 04 Jul 2011
Committee of the Whole debate 04 Jul 2011
Third reading agreed to 04 Jul 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 04 Jul 2011
Assent
  • Act no.: 80
  • Year: 2011
25 Jul 2011

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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