Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2005

Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the:
Intelligence Services Act 2001
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
Office of National Assessments Act 1977
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
Privacy Act 1988
Freedom of Information Act 1982
  and 5 other Acts to implement recommendations from the Inquiry into Australian Intelligence Agencies (the Flood Inquiry) and reviews of the
Intelligence Services Act 2001
  that require legislative amendment, including: extending the terms of reference of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD (PJCAAD) to include all Australian intelligence agencies; clarifying the roles and functions of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) and the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), including in relation to communication of incidentally obtained intelligence and ministerial authorisation of intelligence collection; giving legislative basis to the functions and ministerial accountabilities of the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation; extending and clarifying the functions of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; and increasing the size of the PJCAAD and changing its name to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. 

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16 Jun 2005Introduced and read a first time
16 Jun 2005Second reading moved
05 Oct 2005Second reading agreed to
05 Oct 2005Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
05 Oct 2005Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
11 Oct 2005Introduced and read a first time
11 Oct 2005Second reading moved
11 Oct 2005Second reading agreed to
11 Oct 2005Third reading agreed to

04 Nov 2005Assent

Act no.: 128

Year: 2005

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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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  • 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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Schedules of amendments

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