Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Information Disclosure, National Interest and Other Measures) Bill 2022

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the: Telecommunications Act 1997 to: enable carriers and carriage service providers to use and disclose information for purposes connected to the prevention of a serious threat to the life or health of a person; authorise the use and disclosure of unlisted numbers and associated addresses for the purposes of dealing with matters raised by a call to an emergency service number; confer civil immunities on telecommunications companies for the provision of reasonably necessary assistance to the Commonwealth, states or territories where a national emergency declaration is in force; and require more detailed records of information to be recorded for authorised disclosures; and Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 and Telecommunications Act 1997 to make minor technical amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Nov 2022
Second reading moved 10 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 28 Nov 2022
Second reading agreed to 28 Nov 2022
Third reading agreed to 28 Nov 2022
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2022
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 23 Mar 2023
Second reading agreed to 23 Mar 2023
Third reading agreed to 23 Mar 2023
Finally passed both Houses 23 Mar 2023
  • Act no: 17
  • Year: 2023
11 Apr 2023

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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