ASIO Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

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

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Nov 2003
Second reading moved 27 Nov 2003
Second reading agreed to 02 Dec 2003
Third reading agreed to 02 Dec 2003
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2003
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2003
Second reading agreed to 03 Dec 2003
Third reading agreed to 05 Dec 2003
Assent
  • Act no.: 143
  • Year: 2003
17 Dec 2003

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.