Inquiry into the provisions of the Telecommunications (Interception)
Amendment Bill 2004
On 3 March 2004 the Senate referred the provisions of the bill to the
Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee, for report by 30
The Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2004 amends the
Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 to:
extend the availability of telecommunications warrants to additional
extend the protections of the Act in relation to text based
facilitate the recording of calls to publicly listed ASIO numbers; and
to clarify the application of the Act to delayed access message
services (eg email and SMS).
The Committee is particularly interested in the appropriateness of the
changes to the telecommunications interception regime proposed in the Bill,
and whether previous concerns of the Committee have been addressed. Comment
may be made on some or all of the provisions.
Terms of Reference
General Notes to Assist in the Preparation of Submissions
called for by 12 March 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)
The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic
form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that a postal address and phone number is enclosed with
all email submissions.
Submissions may also be faxed to (02) 6277 5794.
|Monday 22 March 2004
||Program (Word 26KB)
Report - Tabled 30 March 2004
For further information
Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee
Room S1.61, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6277 3560
Fax: (02) 6277 5794