- 23 Mar 2011
- House of Representatives
- 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.