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Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 1984

  • - C2004A02870
  • No longer in force
Act No. 6 of 1984 as made
An Act to enable certain information obtained under the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 to be furnished to the Honourable John Patrick Slattery for the purposes of a Special Commission of Inquiry established under the Special Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1983 of New South Wales
Date of Assent 04 Apr 1984
Date of repeal 10 Dec 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Act 2015
 

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 1984 No. 6 of 1984

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 1984 No. 6 of 1984 - SECT. 1.
Short title.

An Act to enable certain information obtained under the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 to be furnished to the Honourable John Patrick Slattery for the purposes of a Special Commission of Inquiry established under the
Special Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1983 of New South Wales

(Assented to 4 April 1984)
Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 1984.

(2) The Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979*1* is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 1984 No. 6 of 1984 - SECT. 2.
Commencement


2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 1984 No. 6 of 1984 - SECT. 3.
Information may be forwarded to the Slattery Inquiry


3. Section 7A of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by omitting ''Honourable Ronald Francis Cross'' from the definition of ''inquiry'' in sub-section (1) and substituting ''Honourable John Patrick Slattery''; and

(b) by omitting ''8 November 1983'' from the definition of ''inquiry'' in sub-section (1) and substituting ''27 March 1984''.

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 1984 No. 6 of 1984 - SECT. 4.
Transitional


4. (1) In this section, ''inquiry'' has the same meaning as in section 7A of the Principal Act as amended by this Act.

(2) The Attorney-General may, by notice in writing given to the person conducting the inquiry, authorize information communicated in accordance with sub-section 7A (6) of the Principal Act to be given to the person conducting the inquiry.

(3) Where the Attorney-General gives an authorization under sub-section (2) in relation to any information-

(a) sub-section 7A (7) of the Principal Act as amended by this Act applies in relation to that information as if the information had been communicated to the person conducting the inquiry in accordance with sub-section 7A (6) of the Principal Act as amended by this Act; and

(b) the use that may be made of the information is subject to the same conditions as were imposed under sub-section 7A (6) of the Principal Act.

(4) Sub-section 7 (4) of the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 does not apply in relation to a communication of information in accordance with this section.

Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Act 1984 No. 6 of 1984 - NOTE


NOTE
1. No. 114, 1979, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 181, 1979; and Nos. 114 and 116, 1983.