D. Notifications and reports provided to the Committee

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
The Intelligence Services Act 2001, the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 and the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 each require the Committee to be notified of certain matters or provided with certain reports. The notifications and reports received during 2016–17 are summarised in the tables below.
Notifications and reports required under the Intelligence Services Act 2001
Item
Activity
Comments
Section 6A
If the responsible Minister gives a direction under paragraph 6(1)(e), the Minister must as soon as practicable advise the Committee of the nature of the activity or activities to be undertaken.
0
Section 9B (8A)
Any report produced by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) on the extent of an agency’s compliance with provisions relating to emergency authorisations made by an agency head.
The IGIS is to provide the Committee with a copy of the conclusions in the report.
2
The Committee received a private briefing from the relevant agency to discuss the circumstances of the two authorisations in more detail.
Section 9C(6)(c)
Any report produced by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) on the extent of an agency’s compliance with provisions relating to an authorisation where agreement is not provided by the Attorney-General, Director-General of ASIO, or both.
The IGIS is to provide the Committee with a copy of the conclusions in the report.
0

Notifications and reports required under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
Item
Activity
Comments
Section 187B(7)
Any declaration made to require a service provider to retain data relating to a relevant service.
Minister must give written notice of the declaration to the Committee.
Classified information
Not disclosed in accordance with Schedule 1, Clause 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.
Section 185D(1)(b)
Any journalist information warrant issued by ASIO.
Minister must notify the Committee.
Classified information
Not disclosed in accordance with Schedule 1, Clause 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.
Section 185D(5)(a)(ii)
Any journalist information warrant issued by a law enforcement agency.
Minister must notify the Committee.
0
Section 185D(3)
Any report prepared by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security relating to:
A journalist information warrant issued to ASIO
An authorisation is made under the authority of the warrant.
Minister must provide a copy of the report to the Committee.
Committee may request a briefing by the Inspector-General.
Classified information
Not disclosed in accordance with Schedule 1, Clause 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.
Section 185D(7)
Any report prepared by the Ombudsman relating to:
A journalist information warrant issued to the AFP
An authorisation is made under the authority of the warrant.
Minister must provide a copy of the report to the Committee.
Committee may request a briefing by the Ombudsman.
0

Notifications required under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007
Item
Activity
Comments
Sections 51C(1)(a) and (b)
Any attempt by the Minister to give a notice under paragraph 33AA(10)a, 35(4)(a) or 35A(5)(a) that a person’s Australian citizenship has ceased.
Minister must notify Committee.
Committee may request briefing by the Minister.
0
Section 51C(1)(c)
Any determination by the Minister under subsection 33AA(12), 35(7) or 35A(7) that a notice should not be given to a person as it could prejudice the security, defence or international relations of Australia.
Minister must notify the Committee.
Committee may request briefing by the Minister.
Classified information
Not disclosed in accordance with Schedule 1, Clause 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

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