Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017

12 September 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-645-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 230KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 27KB)
Recommendations (PDF 17KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 40KB)

Background and purpose of the bill
Conduct of the inquiry
References to the Hansard transcript
Comments by the Scrutiny of Bills Committee
Financial implications of the proposed measures
Compatibility with human rights
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 135KB)

New definitions of information protected from disclosure
Security classifications
Role of the Secretary to determine new categories in delegated legislation
Amendments to secrecy and disclosure provisions
Interactions with other Acts
Impact of the ABF Act on health professionals
Committee view

Appendix 1 - Public Submissions (PDF 9KB)
Appendix 2 - Answers to questions on notice (PDF 8KB)
Appendix 3 - Public hearing and witnesses (PDF 7KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560