Second Reading Speeches

Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Australian Border Force Act 2015
to: amend the definition of ‘protected information’ so that only specific kinds of information are covered by the secrecy and disclosure provisions of the Act; remove the current requirements for bodies to which information can be disclosed and classes of information to be prescribed in the Australian Border Force (Secrecy and Disclosure) Rule 2015; and add new permitted purposes for which certain Immigration and Border Protection information that contains personal information can be disclosed under the Act; and
Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017
to make a consequential amendment.