Telecommunications Interception and Other Legislation Amendment (State Bodies) Bill 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Supports the newly established Victorian Independent Board-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) and South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC), the Victorian Inspectorate (VI) and the Victorian Public Interest Monitor (PIM) by amending the:
Crimes Act 1914
  to provide the IBAC with access to items and documents seized by a constable or Commonwealth officer for specific purposes;
Privacy Act 1988
  to include the IBAC as an enforcement body which is used in the National Privacy Principles in relation to the law enforcement exemptions to the use and disclosure, and access and correction obligations;
Taxation Administration Act 1953
  to enable the Australian Taxation Office to disclose taxpayer protected information to the IBAC for certain law enforcement purposes; and
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
  to: enable the IBAC, the ICAC, and the VI to use and communicate existing intercepted information; and enable the PIM to access relevant information and appear at applications for warrants under the Act. 

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House of Representatives
22 Mar 2012Introduced and read a first time
22 Mar 2012Second reading moved
29 May 2012Referred to Federation Chamber
29 May 2012Second reading debate
29 May 2012Second reading agreed to
29 May 2012Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
29 May 2012Reported from Federation Chamber
29 May 2012Third reading agreed to
18 Jun 2012Introduced and read a first time
18 Jun 2012Second reading moved
18 Jun 2012Second reading debate
18 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
18 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to

18 Jun 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
27 Jun 2012Assent

Act no.: 74

Year: 2012

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