Crimes Legislation Amendment (Telecommunications Interception and Other Measures) Bill 2005

Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the:
Criminal Code Act 1995
  to extend the operation of defences available in relation to certain telecommunications offences; and
Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
  in relation to: exceptions to the general prohibition against the interception of communications; warrants in connection with the investigation of certain ancillary offences; statistical information for named-person warrants; additional information to be included in the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s annual report; use of intercepted information in civil forfeiture proceedings; and clarification of the meaning of the term “an employee of a carrier”. 

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16 Mar 2005Introduced and read a first time
16 Mar 2005Second reading moved
20 Jun 2005Second reading debate
21 Jun 2005Second reading agreed to
21 Jun 2005Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
22 Jun 2005Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
23 Jun 2005Introduced and read a first time
23 Jun 2005Second reading moved
23 Jun 2005Second reading agreed to
23 Jun 2005Third reading agreed to

06 Jul 2005Assent

Act no.: 95

Year: 2005

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