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Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2021

Previous Citations
  • Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020
Type
Government
Portfolio
Home Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends: the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: introduce data disruption warrants to enable the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to disrupt data by modifying, adding, copying or deleting data in order to frustrate the commission of serious offences online; and make minor technical corrections; the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 to introduce network activity warrants to enable the AFP and ACIC to collect intelligence on serious criminal activity by permitting access to the devices and networks used to facilitate criminal activity; the Crimes Act 1914 to: introduce account takeover warrants to enable the AFP and ACIC to take over a person's online account for the purposes of gathering evidence to further a criminal investigation; and make minor amendments to the controlled operations regime to ensure controlled operations can be conducted effectively in the online environment; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2020
Second reading debate 24 Aug 2021
Second reading agreed to 24 Aug 2021
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 60 Government agreed to
24 Aug 2021
Third reading agreed to 24 Aug 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25 Aug 2021
Second reading moved 25 Aug 2021
Second reading debate 25 Aug 2021
Second reading agreed to 25 Aug 2021
Committee of the Whole debate 25 Aug 2021
Third reading agreed to 25 Aug 2021
Finally passed both Houses 25 Aug 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 98
  • Year: 2021
03 Sep 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Senate

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

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Schedules of amendments

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