Inquiry into the provisions of the Surveillance Devices Bill 2004

Inquiry into the provisions of the Surveillance Devices Bill 2004

The Surveillance Devices Bill 2004 has been referred to the Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 May 2004.

The bill seeks to consolidate and update the regulation of the use of surveillance devices by the Commonwealth and state or territory enforcement agencies. Such devices include data surveillance, optical surveillance or tracking devices in addition to the listening devices already in use. The bill proposes the widening of both the range of offences for which surveillance devices may be used as part of the investigation, and the type of devices that may be used.

Terms of Reference


General Notes to Assist in the Preparation of Submissions

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are called for by 23 April 2004. Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege. Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02) 6277 3419.

The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic form to Please ensure that a postal address and phone number is enclosed with all email submissions.

Submissions may also be faxed to (02) 6277 5866.

Public Hearings

Monday 10 May 2004 Canberra Transcript (PDF 375KB)

Report - Tabled 27 May 2004

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