About this inquiry

The Committee is required under Section 187N of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to review amendments made to Commonwealth legislation by the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 and to report by 13 April 2020.
Track Inquiry

Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)

Accessibility

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Terms of Reference

Section 187N of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 provides for the review and requires the Committee to report by 13 April 2020.

The Committee has resolved to focus on the following aspects of the legislation:

  • the threshold, scope and proportionality of powers provided for by the Act;
  • authorisation processes and decision-making criteria;
  • the scope of enforcement provisions and the grant of immunities;
  • interaction with intelligence agencies other powers;
  • interaction with foreign laws, including the United States’ Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act;
  • impact on industry and competitiveness; and
  • reporting obligations and oversight measures.      

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2360
Fax: +61 2 6277 2067
pjcis@aph.gov.au

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