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  • Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to create and harmonise offences and penalties in relation to people smuggling;
    Migration Act 1958
    ,
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    ,
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to make consequential amendments;
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to carry out its intelligence functions in relation to border security issues; and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: enable foreign intelligence to be collected in certain circumstances; and clarify that only the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Foreign Affairs can advise the Attorney-General on the need to issue a warrant for the collection of foreign intelligence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Access to Justice (Civil Litigation Reforms) Amendment Bill 2009

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    Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    in relation to: case management powers and procedural reforms; and appeal proceedings;
    Family Law Act 1975
    ,
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    and
    Federal Magistrates Act 1999
    in relation to the powers of the Chief Justices of the Federal Court and the Family Court and the Chief Federal Magistrate; and
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    to exclude certain decisions of the head of court from judicial review. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009

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    Date
    12 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    AusCheck Act 2007
    to enable AusCheck to: undertake background checks for national security purposes; authorise and protect biometric information about an individual; and provide an online verification service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • AusCheck Bill 2007

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    Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Establishes a regulatory framework for the conduct of background criminal and security assessments by the Attorney-General’s Department for applicants for the Aviation Security Identity Card, Maritime Security Identity Card, and any subsequent schemes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Age Discrimination Amendment Bill 2006

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    Date
    29 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to: provide exemptions for certain Commonwealth Acts and regulations following expiry on 23 June 2006 of the temporary exemption which provided an exemption for all Commonwealth Acts and regulations for 2 years; provide exemptions for certain other legislative instruments, schemes and programs; clarify the application of some existing exemptions; and repeal an exemption for certain regulations no longer in force. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • ASIO Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

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    Date
    29 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the former Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD (now the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security), the bill amends the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to: extend the existing sunset clause and prior joint committee review period by 10 years to 22 July 2016 and 22 January 2016, respectively; clarify the operation of the warrant regime in relation to warrants for questioning and warrants for questioning and detention; and clarify rights of persons questioned or detained under the warrant regime. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Crimes Act 1914
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Foreign Evidence Act 1994
    and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • ASIO Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

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    Date
    27 Nov 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to strengthen ASIO’s information-gathering powers, in particular by: extending the questioning time under a warrant when interpreters are used; preventing unauthorised overseas travel by persons specified in warrants; clarifying the powers of the prescribed authority to give directions consistent with questioning warrants; and prohibiting, except in specified circumstances, disclosures about investigations or sensitive operational information; and
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to ensure that the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD reviews these amended provisions rather than the original provisions enacted by the
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2003

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Acts Interpretation Amendment (Court Procedures) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    05 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    to insert a provision to make it clear that a reference in Commonwealth legislation to a summons, information or complaint, or other current forms of initiating proceedings, includes all relevant methods of initiating proceedings even if States or Territories change their procedures or terminology. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2003

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to strengthen the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) counter-terrorism powers, in particular by: enabling ASIO to seek a warrant to detain and question persons over 14 years of age for the purposes of investigating terrorism offences; and provides for safeguards in relation to these new powers, and penalties for officials’ failure to comply with provisions; and
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    in relation to the authorisation of communication of intelligence by persons other than ASIO officers. Also contains a 3-year sunset clause and amends the
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    to provide for review by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD of the operation of the legislation 3 years after its commencement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to strengthen its counter-terrorism powers, in particular by: enabling the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to seek a warrant to detain and question persons over 14 years of age for the purposes of investigating terrorism offences; and provides for safeguards in relation to these new powers, and penalties for officials’ failure to comply with provisions; and
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    in relation to the authorisation of communication of intelligence by persons other than ASIO officers. Also provides for review of the operation of the legislation 3 years after its commencement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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