Surveillance Devices Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
The bill: establishes procedures for federal, State and Territory law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants, emergency authorisations and authorisations for the installation and use of surveillance devices in Australia and overseas in relation to criminal investigations and child recovery orders; and regulates the use, communication, publication, storage, destruction and making of records in connection with surveillance device operations. Also makes consequential amendments to the
Australian Federal Police Act 1979
,
Criminal Code Act 1995
,
Customs Act 1901
  and
Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
; and contains transitional and savings provisions and a regulation-making power. 

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Progress

Senate
17 Nov 2004Introduced and read a first time
17 Nov 2004Second reading moved
30 Nov 2004Second reading agreed to
30 Nov 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
01 Dec 2004Introduced and read a first time
08 Dec 2004Second reading moved
08 Dec 2004Second reading agreed to
08 Dec 2004Third reading agreed to


15 Dec 2004Assent

Act no.: 2004

Year: 152

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  • 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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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