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Second Reading Speeches

Telecommunications Amendment (Repairing Assistance and Access) Bill 2019

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Telecommunications Act 1997
to: clarify actions that designated communications providers must not be requested or required to do in technical assistance requests, technical assistance notices or technical capability notices; require the Australian Federal Police Commissioner not to approve technical assistance notices issued by the chief officer of state or territory interception agencies unless satisfied that the requirements of the notice are reasonable and proportionate, and compliance with the notice is practicable and technically feasible; remove the ability of the minister to edit and delete information in relevant reports prepared by the Commonwealth Ombudsman; and insert a judicial authorisation requirement in the approval or varying of technical assistance requests, technical assistance notices or technical capability notices.