Comprehensive revision of Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

On 12 December, the Senate referred the following matter to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:

Comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (the Act), with regard to:

  1. the recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice report, dated May 2008, particularly recommendation 71.2; and
  2. recommendations relating to the Act from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into the potential reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation report, dated May 2013. 

On 18 March 2015, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 23 March 2015.

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560

About this inquiry

An inquiry into the comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

Inquiry Status

Report tabled

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