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Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019

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Amends the: Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 to expedite the mandated review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018, by requiring that it be conducted before the end of the 18 month period beginning on the day the Act received Royal Assent; and Telecommunications Act 1997 to extend the definition of 'interception agency' to include the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, the Independent Commission Against Corruption of New South Wales, the New South Wales Crime Commission, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission of New South Wales, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission of Victoria, the Crime and Corruption Commission of Queensland, the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (SA) and the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA).


Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2019
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2019
Second reading debate 14 Feb 2019
Second reading agreed to 14 Feb 2019
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
14 Feb 2019
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01 Jul 2019

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