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Second Reading Speeches

ASIO Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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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
.