Information about the inquiry

Inquiry into the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Telecommunications Interception and
Other Measures) Bill 2005

Information about the inquiry

On 11 May 2005, the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 June 2005. On 14 June 2005, the Senate agreed to extend the reporting date to 17 June 2005.

The Bill will amend the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code) to extend the defences to certain offences under Part 10.6 of the Criminal Code to all agencies who may exercise powers under the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 (the TI Act). The Bill will also amend the TI Act to, amongst other things:

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are called for by 27 May 2005. 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 3560.

 For further information, contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794