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Act No. 31 of 2018 as made
An Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the establishment of the Home Affairs portfolio, and for related purposes
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Originating Bill: Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
Registered 10 May 2018
Date of Assent 09 May 2018
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Act 2018

 

No. 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the establishment of the Home Affairs portfolio, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                4

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006             4

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010                          4

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                   8

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                14

Schedule 2—Other amendments                                                                                 18

Part 1—Amendments commencing on Proclamation                                 18

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                          18

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                       19

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                19

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006           21

AusCheck Act 2007                                                                                                   21

Australian Citizenship Act 2007                                                                            22

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                               22

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                      23

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                  23

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004                                                                   28

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                         28

Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991                                                                                     30

Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976                                                                30

Crimes (Currency) Act 1981                                                                                    31

Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990 31

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                          31

Criminology Research Act 1971                                                                             36

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                      37

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003                       37

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                   37

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                            38

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                               39

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                39

Proceeds of Crime Act 1987                                                                                    41

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                    42

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971                          43

Service and Execution of Process Act 1992                                                         43

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                          43

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                               45

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                45

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                 50

Terrorism Insurance Act 2003                                                                                 52

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Act 2018                                                            54

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                 54

Part 3—Amendments contingent on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2018                       55

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                         55

Part 4—Amendments contingent on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017                                                                                                                   56

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                56

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017                 59

Part 5—Transitional rules                                                                                          60

 


Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Act 2018

No. 31, 2018

 

 

 

An Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the establishment of the Home Affairs portfolio, and for related purposes

[Assented to 9 May 2018]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Act 2018.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

9 May 2018

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

11 May 2018

(F2018N00038)

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

11 May 2018

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2

The later of:

(a) the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Act 2018.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 3

The later of:

(a) the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 4 of Schedule 13 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2018.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Part 4

The later of:

(a) the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017.

18 September 2018

(paragraph (b) applies)

7.  Schedule 2, Part 5

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

11 May 2018

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

1  After paragraph 128(13)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  an ASIO official may disclose AUSTRAC information to the Attorney‑General if the disclosure is for the purposes of, or in connection with:

                              (i)  the performance of the Attorney‑General’s functions under an Act mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c); or

                             (ii)  security (within the meaning of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979);

2  After paragraph 128(13B)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  an official of a defence intelligence agency may disclose AUSTRAC information to the Attorney‑General if the disclosure is for the purposes of, or in connection with, the performance of the Attorney‑General’s functions under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979;

3  After paragraph 128(13C)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  an official of ONA may disclose AUSTRAC information to the Attorney‑General if the disclosure is for the purposes of, or in connection with, the performance of the Attorney‑General’s functions under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979;

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010

4  Paragraph 6(1)(c)

Omit “the Prime Minister”, substitute “a Minister under section 7”.

5  Section 7

Repeal the section, substitute:

7  References to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor by the Prime Minister or the Attorney‑General

             (1)  The Prime Minister or the Attorney‑General may refer a matter relating to counter‑terrorism or national security to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, either at the Monitor’s suggestion or on his or her own initiative.

             (2)  A Minister who refers a matter under subsection (1) may alter the terms of the reference.

             (3)  The Prime Minister may give the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor directions about the order in which he or she is to deal with references.

6  Subsection 11(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  Before a recommendation is made to the Governor‑General for the appointment of a person as the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, the Prime Minister must consult with the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives.

Note:       This item re‑enacts the existing provision to re‑insert the reference to the Prime Minister: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

7  Section 14

Omit “Prime Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

8  Saving provision—leave of absence

A grant of leave, made before the commencement of this item under section 14 of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 for a period that ends after that commencement, continues in effect on and after that commencement as if made under that section as amended by this Schedule.

9  Section 15

Omit “Prime Minister’s”, substitute “Attorney‑General’s”.

10  Saving provision—consent to paid employment

A consent to engage in paid employment, that is in effect for the purposes of section 15 of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 immediately before the commencement of this item, continues in effect on and after that commencement as if given for the purposes of that section as amended by this Schedule.

11  Section 16 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

16  Disclosure of interests to the Attorney‑General

12  Section 16

Omit “Prime Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

13  Transitional provision—disclosure of interests

If the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor gave notice of an interest in accordance with section 16 of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 before the commencement of this item, the Monitor must also give notice of the interest to the Attorney‑General as soon as practicable after that commencement.

14  Paragraph 19(2)(c)

Omit “Prime Minister’s”, substitute “Attorney‑General’s”.

15  Section 20

Omit “Prime Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

16  Saving provision—acting appointments

An appointment of a person to act as the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, that is in effect under section 20 of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 immediately before the commencement of this item, continues in effect on and after that commencement as if made in accordance with that section as amended by this Schedule.

17  Subsections 29(1), (2), (2A), (5) and (8)

Omit “Prime Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

18  Section 30 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

30  Report on a reference by the Prime Minister or the Attorney‑General

19  Subsection 30(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Giving reports to referring Minister

             (1)  The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor must report on a reference made under section 7 to the Minister who made the reference (the referring Minister).

20  Subsection 30(2)

Omit “Prime Minister”, substitute “referring Minister”.

21  Subsection 30(3)

Omit “Prime Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “referring Minister”.

22  After subsection 30(3)

Insert:

Giving copies of reports to non‑referring Minister

          (3A)  The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor may, if he or she considers it appropriate to do so, give a copy of a report under subsection (1), (2) or (3) to the Minister mentioned in section 7 who did not make the reference.

Declassified reports

23  Subsection 30(4)

Omit “Prime Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “referring Minister”.

24  Before subsection 30(6)

Insert:

Presenting copies of reports to the Parliament

25  Subsection 30(6)

Omit “Prime Minister”, substitute “referring Minister”.

26  Paragraph 30(6)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a report given to the referring Minister under subsection (1) or (3); or

27  Application of amendments

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010, as amended by this Act, applies in relation to a reference made under section 7 of that Act:

                     (a)  on or after the commencement of this item; or

                     (b)  before that commencement, if the report on the reference was not given to the Prime Minister before that commencement.

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

27A  Subsection 3(4)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

27B  Saving provision—declared Commonwealth agencies

A declaration of a body as a Commonwealth agency, that is in effect under subsection 3(4) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item, continues in effect on and after that commencement as if made under that subsection as amended by this Schedule.

28  Paragraph 4(c)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “responsible Minister for ASIO”.

29  Subsection 6(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  Before a recommendation is made to the Governor‑General for the appointment of a person as Inspector‑General, the Prime Minister must consult with the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives.

Note:       This item re‑enacts the existing provision to re‑insert the reference to the Prime Minister: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

30  Subsection 6A(1)

Omit “Prime Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

31  Subsection 6A(1) (note)

Omit “section”, substitute “sections 33AB and”.

32  Subsection 6A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  Before the Attorney‑General appoints a person to act as the Inspector‑General, the Prime Minister must consult with the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives about the appointment.

33  Saving provision—acting appointments

An appointment of a person to act as the Inspector‑General, that is in effect under section 6A of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item, continues in effect on and after that commencement as if made in accordance with that section as amended by this Schedule.

34  Subsections 8(1), (2) and (3)

After “request of” (wherever occurring), insert “the Attorney‑General or”.

35  Subsection 9(1) (not including the heading)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  The Prime Minister may request the Inspector‑General to inquire into a matter relating to an intelligence agency.

Note:       This item re‑enacts the existing provision to re‑insert the reference to the Prime Minister: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

35A  Subsection 9(3) (not including the heading)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The Prime Minister may request the Inspector‑General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to a Commonwealth agency.

Note:       This item re‑enacts the existing provision to re‑insert the reference to the Prime Minister: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

35B  Saving provision—inquiries requested by Prime Minister

The amendments of section 9 of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 made by this Schedule do not affect an inquiry started before the commencement of this item.

36  Subparagraph 9AA(a)(i)

Omit “section 9—the Prime Minister”, substitute “section 8 by the Attorney‑General or section 9 by the Prime Minister—the Minister who made the request”.

37  Application of amendment

The amendment of subparagraph 9AA(a)(i) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 made by this Schedule applies in relation to an inquiry started on or after the commencement of this item.

38  Subsection 17(8)

After “Prime Minister”, insert “or the Attorney‑General (or both)”.

39  Application of amendment

Subsection 17(8) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, as in force on and after the commencement of this item, applies in relation to an inquiry whether started before, on or after that commencement.

40  Subsections 22(4A) and (5)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (5)  The Inspector‑General must give a copy of the final agency copy or version given to the responsible Minister under subsection (4) to the following:

                     (a)  if the inquiry was conducted as a result of a request under section 8 by the Attorney‑General or section 9 by the Prime Minister—the Minister who made the request;

                     (b)  in any case—the Prime Minister or the Attorney‑General, if the relevant Minister requests it.

             (6)  In addition, the Inspector‑General may give the Prime Minister or the Attorney‑General a copy of the final agency copy or version given to the responsible Minister under subsection (4) if the Inspector‑General considers it appropriate to do so.

41  Application of amendment

Subsections 22(5) and (6) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, as in force on and after the commencement of this item, apply in relation to a copy or version of a final agency copy that is given to the responsible Minister under subsection 22(4) of that Act on or after that commencement, even if the inquiry was started before that commencement.

42  Section 24 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

24  Action as a result of reports—general

43  Subsection 24(2)

Omit all the words after “appropriate”, substitute:

                   in the circumstances:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General may discuss the matter with the responsible Minister and prepare a report relating to that matter; and

                     (b)  if the Inspector‑General prepares such a report, he or she must give a copy of the report to:

                              (i)  if the inquiry was conducted as a result of a request made by the Prime Minister under section 9—the Prime Minister; and

                             (ii)  in any case—the Attorney‑General.

44  At the end of section 24

Add:

             (3)  In addition, the Inspector‑General may give a copy of a report prepared under paragraph (2)(a) to the Prime Minister if the Inspector‑General considers it appropriate to do so.

45  Application of amendments

Subsections 24(2) and (3) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, as in force on and after the commencement of this item, apply in relation to a report prepared under paragraph 24(2)(a) of that Act on or after commencement, even if it relates to an inquiry started before that commencement.

46  Section 24A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

24A  Action as a result of certain reports relating to heads of Commonwealth agencies

47  Paragraph 24A(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  if the Inspector‑General prepares such a report, he or she must give a copy of the report to:

                              (i)  if the inquiry was conducted as a result of a request made by the Prime Minister under section 9—the Prime Minister; and

                             (ii)  in any case—the Attorney‑General.

48  At the end of section 24A

Add:

             (4)  In addition, the Inspector‑General may give a copy of a report prepared under paragraph (3)(a) to the Prime Minister if the Inspector‑General considers it appropriate to do so.

49  Application of amendments

Subsections 24A(3) and (4) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, as in force on and after the commencement of this item, apply in relation to a report prepared under paragraph 24A(3)(a) of that Act on or after commencement, even if it relates to an inquiry started before that commencement.

50  Section 25

Omit “Where”, substitute “(1) If”.

51  Section 25

Omit “Prime Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

52  At the end of section 25

Add:

             (2)  In addition, the Inspector‑General may give a copy of the report to the Prime Minister if the Inspector‑General considers it appropriate to do so.

53  Application of amendments

Section 25 of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, as in force on and after the commencement of this item, applies if a copy of a report in relation to an inquiry is given to the responsible Minister on or after that commencement, even if the inquiry started before that commencement.

54  Subsection 28(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The Attorney‑General may grant to a person appointed as Inspector‑General leave of absence, other than recreation leave, on such terms and conditions as to remuneration or otherwise as the Attorney‑General determines.

55  Saving provision—leave of absence

(1)       A determination of terms and conditions, that is in effect under subsection 28(2) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item, continues in effect on and after that commencement as if made under that subsection as amended by this Schedule.

(2)       A grant of leave, made before the commencement of this item under subsection 28(2) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 for a period that ends after that commencement, continues in effect on and after that commencement as if made under that subsection as amended by this Schedule.

56  Subparagraph 30(2)(b)(i)

Omit “Prime Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

57  Saving provision—approval of paid employment

An approval to engage in paid employment, that is in effect for the purposes of subparagraph 30(2)(b)(i) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 immediately before the commencement of this item, continues in effect on and after that commencement as if given for the purposes of that subparagraph as amended by this Schedule.

58  Subsection 32A(5)

Omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “responsible Minister”.

59  Subsection 32B(3)

Repeal the subsection.

59A  Subsection 35(2)

Omit “to the Minister”.

60  Subsection 35(3)

Omit “The Prime Minister shall give a copy of a report referred to in subsection (2)”, substitute “A copy of a report referred to in subsection (2) must be given”.

61  Subsections 35(4) and (5)

Omit “Prime Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Intelligence Services Act 2001

62  Paragraph 9(1A)(b)

Omit “Minister responsible for administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

63  Saving provision—agreement to authorisations

An agreement, that is in effect under paragraph 9(1A)(b) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 immediately before the commencement of this item (including such an agreement given in accordance with subsection 9(1AA) of that Act), continues in effect on and after that commencement as if given under that paragraph as amended by this Schedule.

64  Subsection 9(1AA) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Agreement of the Attorney‑General

65  Subsections 9(1AA) and (1AC)

Omit “Minister responsible for administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

66  Subsection 9(1AC) (note)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

67  Subsection 9A(2) (note)

Omit “Minister responsible for administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

68  At the end of paragraph 9A(3)(b)

Add:

                           ; (v)  the Minister responsible for administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.

69  Subsection 9B(2) (note)

Omit “Minister responsible for administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

70  Section 9C (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

9C  Authorisations in an emergency—Attorney‑General unavailable

71  Subparagraph 9C(1)(c)(i)

Omit “Minister responsible for administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (the ASIO Minister)”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

72  Subparagraph 9C(1)(c)(iii)

Omit “ASIO Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

73  Subsections 9C(2) and (3)

Omit “ASIO Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

74  Subsection 9C(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Notifying Attorney‑General, ASIO Minister and Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

             (4)  The relevant agency head must notify the following that an authorisation was given under section 9A or 9B (as the case requires) in accordance with this section:

                     (a)  the Attorney‑General;

                     (b)  the Minister responsible for administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (the ASIO Minister);

                     (c)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security.

The notification must state whether the agreement of the Director‑General of Security was obtained.

75  Paragraph 9C(5)(a)

After “given to”, insert “the Attorney‑General or”.

76  After subsection 13G(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Before making guidelines under subsection (1), the responsible Ministers must consult with the Attorney‑General.

77  After subparagraph 29(1)(b)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  the Attorney‑General; or

78  Paragraph 29(1)(c)

Omit “and to the responsible Minister”, substitute “, to the responsible Minister and to the Attorney‑General”.

79  Subsection 29(2)

After “Minister” (wherever occurring), insert “or the Attorney‑General”.


 

Schedule 2Other amendments

Part 1Amendments commencing on Proclamation

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

1  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

ASIO Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.

2  Subsection 38A(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “ASIO Minister”.

3  Subsection 38A(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “ASIO Minister”.

4  Subsection 39A(8)

Omit “Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (the responsible Minister)”, substitute “ASIO Minister”.

5  Paragraph 39A(9)(b)

Omit “responsible Minister”, substitute “ASIO Minister”.

6  Subsection 39B(2) (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “ASIO Minister”.

7  Subsection 39B(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “ASIO Minister”.

8  Paragraphs 39B(5)(a), (5)(b) and (6)(b)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “ASIO Minister”.

9  Subsections 39B(9) and (10)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “ASIO Minister”.

10  Subsection 43AAA(4)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “ASIO Minister”.

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

11  Paragraphs (daa) and (daaa) of Schedule 1

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979”.

12  Paragraph (dab) of Schedule 1

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979”.

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

13  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Attorney‑General’s Secretary)

Repeal the definition.

14  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

Home Affairs Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.

15  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Immigration Minister)

Repeal the definition.

16  Section 57GJ (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

17  Subsection 57GJ(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (first occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

18  Paragraph 57GJ(1)(a)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

19  Paragraph 57GJ(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the individual’s visa is cancelled under section 116 or 128 of the Migration Act 1958 because of an assessment by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation that the individual is directly or indirectly a risk to security (within the meaning of section 4 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979); or

                     (c)  the individual’s visa is cancelled under section 134B of the Migration Act 1958 (emergency cancellation on security grounds) and the cancellation has not been revoked because of subsection 134C(3) of that Act; or

                     (d)  the individual’s visa is cancelled under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 and there is an assessment by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation that the individual is directly or indirectly a risk to security (within the meaning of section 4 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979).

20  Subsection 57GJ(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

21  Subsection 57GJ(4)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Secretary of the Department administered by the Home Affairs Minister”.

22  Paragraph 57GJ(4)(b)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

23  Section 57GK

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

24  Section 57GL

Repeal the section.

25  Sections 57GNA and 57GO

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

26  Section 5 (definition of Attorney‑General’s Department)

Omit “the Attorney‑General”, substitute “the Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

AusCheck Act 2007

27  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Transport Secretary)

Repeal the definition.

28  Subparagraph 8(3)(a)(ii)

Omit “to the Transport Secretary”, substitute “under regulations made under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 or the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003”.

29  Subparagraph 8(3)(a)(iv)

Omit “to the Transport Secretary”, substitute “under regulations made under either of those Acts”.

30  Subparagraph 8(3)(a)(v)

Omit “by an issuing body, the Secretary or the Transport Secretary”, substitute “made under regulations made under either of those Acts, or a decision made under the AusCheck scheme,”.

31  Subsection 10(3)

Omit “or the Transport Secretary”.

32  Subparagraph 10(3)(a)(ii)

Omit “to the Transport Secretary”, substitute “under regulations made under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 or the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003”.

33  Subparagraph 10(3)(a)(iv)

Omit “to the Transport Secretary”, substitute “under regulations made under either of those Acts”.

34  Subparagraph 10(3)(a)(v)

Omit “by an issuing body, the Secretary or the Transport Secretary”, substitute “made under regulations made under either of those Acts, or a decision made under the AusCheck scheme,”.

35  Paragraph 11(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

36  Paragraph 11(3)(c)

Omit “subsection (4);”, substitute “subsection (4).”.

37  Paragraph 11(3)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

38  Subparagraph 14(2)(b)(ia)

Omit “the Secretary or the Transport Secretary”, substitute “a Secretary of a Department”.

Australian Citizenship Act 2007

39  Subsection 6A(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister”.

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

40  Paragraphs 12(1)(a) and (1A)(a)

Omit “Attorney‑General of the Commonwealth”, substitute “Attorney‑General of the Commonwealth”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the references to the Attorney‑General of the Commonwealth: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

41  Section 16

Omit “Attorney‑General of the Commonwealth”, substitute “Attorney‑General of the Commonwealth”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General of the Commonwealth: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Australian Federal Police Act 1979

42  Subsection 43(1)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989”.

43  Subsection 43(3)

Omit “Minister” (first occurring), substitute “Minister administering the Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989”.

44  Subsection 43(3)

Omit “the Minister” (second occurring), substitute “that Minister”.

45  Paragraph 44(b)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989”.

46  Section 44

Omit “the Minister” (second occurring), substitute “that Minister”.

47  Subsection 47B(3)

Omit “the Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Minister administering the Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989”.

48  Paragraph 49P(1)(c)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989”.

49  Subparagraph 51(3)(b)(iii)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989”.

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

50  After subsection 8A(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Before making guidelines under subsection (1), the Minister must consult with the Attorney‑General.

51  After subsection 8A(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Before varying or replacing guidelines given under subsection (2), the Minister must consult with the Attorney‑General.

52  Subsection 18C(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

53  Subsection 18C(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s”, substitute “Attorney‑General’s”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

54  Subsection 18C(4)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

55  Paragraph 27A(1)(a)

Omit “Minister (the issuing Minister) requesting the issuing Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General requesting the Attorney‑General”.

56  Paragraph 27A(1)(b)

Omit “issuing Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

57  Subsection 27A(1)

Omit “issuing Minister may”, substitute “Attorney‑General may”.

58  Subsection 27A(1)

Omit “issuing Minister considers”, substitute “Attorney‑General considers”.

59  Subsection 27A(3)

Omit “issuing Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

60  Paragraph 27B(a)

Omit “Minister (the authorising Minister) requesting the authorising Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General requesting the Attorney‑General”.

61  Paragraph 27B(b)

Omit “authorising Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

62  Section 27B

Omit “authorising Minister may, by writing signed by the authorising Minister,”, substitute “Attorney‑General may, by writing signed by the Attorney‑General,”.

63  Sections 38 and 38A

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Minister”.

64  Section 65 (heading)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

65  Subsection 65(1)

Omit “Minister” (first occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General”.

66  Subsection 65(1)

Omit “Minister” (second and third occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General and the Minister”.

67  Subsection 65(1A)

Omit “Minister” (first occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General”.

68  Subsection 65(1A)

Omit “Minister” (second occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General and the Minister”.

69  Subsection 65(3)

Omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General”.

70  Subsection 92(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

71  Amendments of listed provisions—substituting references to Minister with references to Attorney‑General

 

Substituting references to Minister with references to Attorney‑General

Item

Provision

Omit (wherever occurring)

Substitute

1

Sections 25, 25A, 26, 26A, 27, 27AA, 27C, 27D, 27E, 27F, 27G, 27H, 27J, 29, 29A, 30 and 31A

Minister

Attorney‑General

2

Subsections 32(1), (2) and (3)

Minister

Attorney‑General

3

Subsection 32(3)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

4

Subsection 32(4)

Minister

Attorney‑General

5

Sections 34, 34AB, 34B and 34C

Minister

Attorney‑General

6

Subsections 34D(1) and (3)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

7

Subsection 34D(3)

Minister

Attorney‑General

8

Subsection 34D(4) (heading)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

9

Subsections 34D(4), (5) and (6)

Minister

Attorney‑General

10

Paragraph 34D(6)(b)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

11

Subsections 34F(1) and (3)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

12

Subsection 34F(3)

Minister

Attorney‑General

13

Subsection 34F(4) (heading)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

14

Subsections 34F(4) and (5)

Minister

Attorney‑General

15

Subsection 34F(6)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

16

Paragraphs 34F(6)(a) and (b)

Minister

Attorney‑General

17

Paragraph 34F(6)(b)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

18

Subsection 34F(7)

Minister

Attorney‑General

19

Paragraph 34F(7)(b)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

20

Subparagraph 34G(2)(b)(i)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

21

Paragraph 34K(2)(b)

Minister

Attorney‑General

22

Subsection 34W(1)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

23

Paragraph 34W(2)(a)

Minister

Attorney‑General

24

Paragraphs 34X(1)(a) and (c)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

25

Subparagraph 34X(1)(c)(i)

Minister

Attorney‑General

26

Subsection 34ZE(4)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

27

Subsection 34ZE(4)

Minister

Attorney‑General

28

Section 34ZH

Minister

Attorney‑General

29

Paragraph 34ZI(a)

Minister

Attorney‑General

30

Paragraph 34ZI(a)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

31

Subsection 34ZJ(2)

Minister

Attorney‑General

32

Subsection 34ZJ(2) (note)

Minister’s

Attorney‑General’s

33

Paragraph 34ZK(a)

Minister

Attorney‑General

34

Subsection 34ZS(5) (paragraph (h) of the definition of permitted disclosure)

Minister

Attorney‑General

35

Subsections 34ZS(8) and (9)

Minister

Attorney‑General

36

Sections 34ZX, 34ZY, 35B, 35C, 35F, 35K, 35Q and 35R

Minister

Attorney‑General

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004

72  Paragraph 127(1)(aa)

Repeal the paragraph.

73  Subsection 127(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Crimes Act 1914

74  Subsections 3ZZAE(1) and (2)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Judiciary Act 1903”.

75  Subsection 3ZZAF(1)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (the AAT Minister)”.

76  Subsections 3ZZAF(2) and (3)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “AAT Minister”.

77  Section 9A

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002”.

78  Section 15GG (heading)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “AAT Minister”.

79  Subsection 15GG(1)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (the AAT Minister)”.

80  Subsections 15GG(2) and (3)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “AAT Minister”.

81  Subsection 15LD(1)

Omit “Minister” (first occurring), substitute “Minister administering the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 (the LEIC Minister)”.

82  Paragraph 15LD(1)(g)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “LEIC Minister”.

83  Subsections 15LD(2) and (3)

Omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “LEIC Minister”.

84  Subsection 23WJ(6) (including the note)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the references to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

85  Paragraph 23WT(1)(ca)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

86  Paragraph 23XWU(1)(d)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

87  Sections 23YQA and 23YQB

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the references to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

88  Section 23YUK

Repeal the section.

Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991

89  Section 3 (paragraph (c) of the definition of authorised person)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “Department”.

90  Paragraph 37(6)(c)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

91  Subsection 41(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the references to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

92  Subsections 48(4), (5) and (7)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the references to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Crimes (Biological Weapons) Act 1976

93  Section 13

Before “The Governor‑General”, insert “(1)”.

94  At the end of section 13

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of the Legislation Act 2003, the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 is the rule‑maker for regulations made:

                     (a)  for the purposes of section 8 (offences) or 9 (forfeiture and seizure) of this Act; or

                     (b)  for or in relation to the matter mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) of this section.

             (3)  Subsection (2) applies despite subsection 6(1) of the Legislation Act 2003.

Crimes (Currency) Act 1981

95  Section 30

Before “The Governor‑General”, insert “(1)”.

96  At the end of section 30

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of the Legislation Act 2003, the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 is the rule‑maker for regulations made for the purposes of Part II (offences) of this Act.

             (3)  Subsection (2) applies despite subsection 6(1) of the Legislation Act 2003.

Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990

97  At the end of section 22

Add:

             (3)  For the purposes of the Legislation Act 2003, the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 is the rule‑maker for regulations made for the purposes of this Act.

             (4)  Subsection (3) applies despite subsection 6(1) of the Legislation Act 2003.

Criminal Code Act 1995

98  Section 5

Before “The Governor‑General”, insert “(1)”.

99  At the end of section 5

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of the Legislation Act 2003, the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 is the rule‑maker for regulations made for the purposes of the following provisions of the Criminal Code:

                     (a)  Division 71 (offences against United Nations and associated personnel);

                     (b)  Division 72 (explosives and lethal devices);

                     (c)  Division 73 (people smuggling and related offences);

                     (d)  Part 5.1 (treason, urging violence and advocating terrorism or genocide);

                     (e)  Part 5.2 (offences relating to espionage and similar activities);

                      (f)  Part 5.3 (terrorism), other than Division 100 (preliminary provisions);

                     (g)  Part 5.4 (harming Australians);

                     (h)  Part 5.5 (foreign incursions and recruitment);

                      (i)  Division 270 (slavery and slavery‑like conditions);

                      (j)  Division 271 (trafficking in persons and debt bondage);

                     (k)  Division 272 (child sex offences outside Australia);

                      (l)  Division 273 (offences involving child pornography material or child abuse material outside Australia);

                    (m)  Chapter 9 (dangers to the community);

                     (n)  Chapter 10 (national infrastructure).

             (3)  Subsection (2) applies despite subsection 6(1) of the Legislation Act 2003.

100  Section 72.28 of the Criminal Code

Repeal the section, substitute:

72.28  Delegation by AFP Minister

             (1)  The AFP Minister may, by writing, delegate to:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Department administered by that Minister; or

                     (b)  an SES employee, or an acting SES employee, in that Department, where the employee occupies or acts in a position with a classification of Senior Executive Band 3;

all or any of the AFP Minister’s powers under sections 72.18, 72.19, 72.24 and 72.25.

             (2)  A delegate is, in the exercise of a power delegated under subsection (1), subject to the written directions of the AFP Minister.

101  Section 72.36 of the Criminal Code

Insert:

AFP Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.

102  Subsection 100.1(1) of the Criminal Code

Insert:

AFP Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.

103  Subsections 105.2(1) and (2) of the Criminal Code

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

104  Subsection 105.37(4) of the Criminal Code

Omit “by the Department”, substitute “by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency or by another Commonwealth, State or Territory agency that is authorised or approved by the Commonwealth to issue security clearances”.

105  Subparagraphs 105A.19(3)(a)(iii) and (iv) of the Criminal Code

Omit “Department”, substitute “Department administered by the AFP Minister”.

106  Paragraph 105A.20(a) of the Criminal Code

Omit “Department”, substitute “Department administered by the AFP Minister”.

107  Paragraph 105A.20(b) of the Criminal Code

Omit “the Department”, substitute “that Department”.

108  Subsection 117.1(1) of the Criminal Code

Insert:

AFP Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.

109  Section 300.2 of the Criminal Code

Insert:

AFP Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.

110  Section 470.1 of the Criminal Code

Insert:

AFP Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.

111  Section 473.1 of the Criminal Code

Insert:

AFP Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.

112  Paragraph 474.17(2)(d) of the Criminal Code

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “Department administered by the AFP Minister”.

113  Amendments of listed provisions—substituting references to Minister with references to AFP Minister

 

Substituting references to Minister with references to AFP Minister

Item

Provision of the Criminal Code

Omit (wherever occurring)

Substitute

1

Section 72.36 (paragraph (a) of the definition of responsible Minister)

Minister

AFP Minister

2

Subsections 102.1(2), (2A), (4), (5), (17) and (18)

Minister

AFP Minister

3

Subsections 102.1AA(1), (2) and (4)

Minister

AFP Minister

4

Subsection 117.1(2)

Minister

AFP Minister

5

Section 119.8

Minister

AFP Minister

6

Section 300.2 (definition of determined)

Minister

AFP Minister

7

Paragraphs 301.1(1)(c), 301.2(1)(b), 301.3(1)(c), 301.4(c), 301.5(b) and 301.6(1)(d)

Minister

AFP Minister

8

Sections 301.7, 301.8, 301.10, 301.11, 301.12, 301.13, 301.14, 301.15, 301.16 and 301.17

Minister

AFP Minister

9

Paragraphs 471.18(2)(d) and 471.21(2)(d)

Minister

AFP Minister

10

Paragraphs 474.21(2)(d) and 474.24(2)(d)

Minister

AFP Minister

114  Amendments of listed provisions—substituting references to Attorney‑General with references to AFP Minister

 

Substituting references to Attorney‑General with references to AFP Minister

Item

Provision of the Criminal Code

Omit (wherever occurring)

Substitute

1

Section 104.2 (heading)

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

2

Subsections 104.2(1), (2) and (3)

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

3

Subsection 104.2(3)

Attorney‑General

AFP Minister

4

Subsection 104.2(4)

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

5

Subsection 104.2(4)

Attorney‑General

AFP Minister

6

Subsection 104.2(5)

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

7

Section 104.3

Attorney‑General

AFP Minister

8

Paragraph 104.3(f)

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

9

Sections 104.6, 104.7, 104.8 and 104.9

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

10

Section 104.10 (heading)

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

11

Subsection 104.10(1)

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

12

Subsection 104.10(2)

Attorney‑General

AFP Minister

13

Subsection 104.10(2) (note)

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

14

Sections 104.29, 104.30 and 105.47

Attorney‑General

AFP Minister

15

Subsections 105A.5(1), (2A), (5) and (6)

Attorney‑General

AFP Minister

16

Paragraph 105A.5(6)(a)

Attorney‑General’s

AFP Minister’s

17

Sections 105A.6, 105A.7, 105A.9, 105A.10, 105A.12, 105A.19, 105A.20, 105A.21 and 105A.22

Attorney‑General

AFP Minister

Criminology Research Act 1971

115  Paragraphs 33(4)(a) and (b)

Omit “Attorney‑General of the government that the person represents”, substitute “Minister of the Commonwealth, State or Territory who appointed the person”.

116  Amendment of listed provisions—substituting references to Attorney‑General with references to the Minister

 

Substituting references to Attorney‑General with references to the Minister

Item

Provision

Omit (wherever occurring)

Substitute

1

Sections 6A, 15 and 16

Attorney‑General

Minister

2

Subsections 17(4) and 19(2)

Attorney‑General

Minister

3

Sections 20, 21, 22 and 23

Attorney‑General

Minister

4

Paragraph 33(3)(a)

Attorney‑General

Minister

Customs Act 1901

117  Subsection 208DA(1) (definition of prescribed officer)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s”.

118  Subsection 208DA(4)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Minister”.

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003

119  Paragraph 202(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

120  Subsection 202(4)

Repeal the subsection.

Migration Act 1958

121  Section 143 (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister”.

122  Subsection 143(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister”.

123  Paragraph 143(1)(a)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s”.

124  Paragraph 143(1)(b)

Omit “that Department”, substitute “the Department”.

125  Subsections 143(2) and (4)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister”.

126  Section 144

Omit “Attorney‑General may”, substitute “Minister may”.

127  Subsections 145(1), 146(2) and 147(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Minister”.

128  Paragraph 162(1)(a)

Omit “, the Attorney‑General”, substitute “—the Minister”.

129  Subsection 162(2)

Omit “the certificate, the Attorney‑General or authorised official”, substitute “a certificate given under section 146 or 148, an authorised official”.

130  Subsection 202(3)

Omit all the words from and including “unless”, substitute “unless the Tribunal confirms the assessment”.

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

131  Paragraph 604(5)(a)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979”.

132  Paragraph 604(5)(b)

Omit “the Attorney‑General’s”, substitute “that Minister’s”.

133  Paragraph 610(4)(a)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979”.

134  Paragraph 610(4)(b)

Omit “the Attorney‑General’s”, substitute “that Minister’s”.

Ombudsman Act 1976

135  Subsection 14(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (first occurring), substitute “Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (the ASIO Minister)”.

136  Subsection 14(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (second occurring), substitute “ASIO Minister”.

137  Subsection 14(3)

Omit “that Minister”, substitute “such a Minister”.

138  Section 16

Omit “Prime Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Prime Minister”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the references to the Prime Minister: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

139  Subsection 35B(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering section 7 of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002”.

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010

140  Section 6 (definition of Attorney‑General’s Secretary)

Repeal the definition.

141  Section 6

Insert:

Home Affairs Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.

142  Section 6 (definition of Immigration Minister)

Repeal the definition.

143  Subsection 200C(4)

Omit all the words after “must give”, substitute “a copy of the order, and information likely to facilitate identification of the person, to the Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister administering the Migration Act 1958, for the purposes of administering that Act”.

144  Section 278C (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

145  Subsection 278C(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (first occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

146  Paragraph 278C(1)(a)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

147  Paragraph 278C(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the person’s visa is cancelled under section 116 or 128 of the Migration Act 1958 because of an assessment by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation that the person is directly or indirectly a risk to security (within the meaning of section 4 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979); or

                     (c)  the person’s visa is cancelled under section 134B of the Migration Act 1958 (emergency cancellation on security grounds) and the cancellation has not been revoked because of subsection 134C(3) of that Act; or

                     (d)  the person’s visa is cancelled under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 and there is an assessment by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation that the person is directly or indirectly a risk to security (within the meaning of section 4 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979).

148  Subsection 278C(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

149  Subsection 278C(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Secretary of the Department administered by the Home Affairs Minister”.

150  Paragraph 278C(3)(b)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

151  Section 278D

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

152  Section 278E

Repeal the section.

153  Sections 278GA and 278H

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

Proceeds of Crime Act 1987

154  Subsection 4(1) (paragraphs (a) and (c) of the definition of equitable sharing program)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister”.

155  Subsection 4(1) (definition of prescribed officer)

Omit “the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “the Department”.

156  Subsection 20(3A)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Minister”.

157  Subsection 23(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General or of a person authorised by the Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Mutual Assistance Act or of a person authorised by that Minister”.

158  Subsection 30(4A)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Minister”.

159  Subparagraph 34C(1)(a)(i)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister”.

160  Subparagraphs 34C(1)(a)(ii) and (iii)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Mutual Assistance Act”.

161  Subsection 34D(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister”.

162  Subsections 69(2) and 72(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Mutual Assistance Act”.

163  Subsection 75(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General or to an officer of the Attorney‑General’s Department specified by the Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Mutual Assistance Act or to an officer, of the Department administered by that Minister, specified by that Minister”.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

164  Paragraph 297(c)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987”.

165  Paragraph 297(d)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987”.

166  Section 338 (definition of senior Departmental officer)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s”.

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971

167  Section 13A (subparagraph (b)(i) of the definition of authorised officer)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister”.

Service and Execution of Process Act 1992

168  Subsection 100(4)

Omit “Attorney‑General for the Commonwealth”, substitute “Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979”.

Social Security Act 1991

169  Subsection 23(1) (definition of Attorney‑General’s Secretary)

Repeal the definition.

170  Subsection 23(1)

Insert:

Home Affairs Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.

171  Subsection 23(1) (definition of Immigration Minister)

Repeal the definition.

172  Section 38N (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

173  Subsection 38N(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (first occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

174  Paragraph 38N(1)(a)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

175  Paragraph 38N(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the person’s visa is cancelled under section 116 or 128 of the Migration Act 1958 because of an assessment by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation that the person is directly or indirectly a risk to security (within the meaning of section 4 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979); or

                     (c)  the person’s visa is cancelled under section 134B of the Migration Act 1958 (emergency cancellation on security grounds) and the cancellation has not been revoked because of subsection 134C(3) of that Act; or

                     (d)  the person’s visa is cancelled under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 and there is an assessment by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation that the person is directly or indirectly a risk to security (within the meaning of section 4 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979).

176  Subsection 38N(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

177  Subsection 38N(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Secretary of the Department administered by the Home Affairs Minister”.

178  Paragraph 38N(3)(b)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

179  Section 38P

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

180  Section 38Q

Repeal the section.

181  Sections 38SA and 38T

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

Surveillance Devices Act 2004

182  Subsection 12(2)

Omit “by the Minister under subsection (3)”, substitute “under subsection (3) by the Minister referred to in that subsection”.

183  Subsection 12(3)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Judiciary Act 1903”.

184  Subsection 13(1)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Minister administering the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (the AAT Minister)”.

185  Subsection 13(2)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “AAT Minister”.

186  Paragraph 13(3)(b)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “AAT Minister”.

187  Subsection 42(6)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Telecommunications Act 1997

188  Section 7

Insert:

AFP Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.

Home Affairs Department means the Department administered by the Home Affairs Minister.

Home Affairs Minister means the Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.

Home Affairs Secretary means the Secretary of the Home Affairs Department.

189  Subsections 58A(1) and (4)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

190  Subsections 275B(2) and (5)

Omit “Minister administering the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977”, substitute “AFP Minister”.

191  Subsection 275D(2)

Omit “Minister administering the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977”, substitute “AFP Minister”.

192  Paragraph 295Y(b)

Omit “Minister administering the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977”, substitute “AFP Minister”.

193  Subsections 295ZB(1) and (2)

Omit “Minister administering the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977”, substitute “AFP Minister”.

194  Subsection 295ZD(1)

Omit “Minister administering the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977”, substitute “AFP Minister”.

195  Subsection 581(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

196  After paragraph 55A(1)(a) of Schedule 3A

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Home Affairs Secretary; and

197  Subclause 55A(2) of Schedule 3A

Omit “the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “each of the Secretaries mentioned in paragraphs (1)(a) and (aa)”.

198  Subclause 55A(3) of Schedule 3A

Omit “the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department received the copy of the application, the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “a Secretary receives a copy of the application, that Secretary”.

199  Paragraph 55A(3)(c) of Schedule 3A

Omit “the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “he or she”.

200  Subclause 55A(7) of Schedule 3A

Omit “The Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “A Secretary who gives a notice under paragraph (3)(a)”.

201  Subclause 55A(7) of Schedule 3A

After “the notice”, insert “under paragraph (3)(a)”.

202  Subclause 55A(8) of Schedule 3A

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

             (8)  A Secretary who gives a notice under paragraph (3)(a) may revoke the notice by giving the ACMA a further written notice.

203  Subclause 55A(10) of Schedule 3A

Omit “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “Secretary who gave the notice”.

204  Paragraph 55A(11)(b) of Schedule 3A

Omit “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “Secretary making the submission”.

205  Paragraph 57(a) of Schedule 3A

After “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, insert “or the Home Affairs Secretary”.

206  Subclauses 57A(1) and (4) of Schedule 3A

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

207  Subclause 58(5) of Schedule 3A (heading)

Omit “given by Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “preventing grant of permit is”.

208  Paragraph 58(5)(b) of Schedule 3A

After “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, insert “or the Home Affairs Secretary”.

209  After paragraph 70(1)(a) of Schedule 3A

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Home Affairs Secretary; and

210  Subclause 70(2) of Schedule 3A

Omit “the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “each of the Secretaries mentioned in paragraphs (1)(a) and (aa)”.

211  Subclause 70(3) of Schedule 3A

Omit “the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department received the copy of the application, the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “a Secretary receives a copy of the application, that Secretary”.

212  Paragraph 70(3)(c) of Schedule 3A

Omit “the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “he or she”.

213  Subclause 70(7) of Schedule 3A

Omit “The Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “A Secretary who gives a notice under paragraph (3)(a)”.

214  Subclause 70(7) of Schedule 3A

After “the notice”, insert “under paragraph (3)(a)”.

215  Subclause 70(8) of Schedule 3A

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

             (8)  A Secretary who gives a notice under paragraph (3)(a) may revoke the notice by giving the ACMA a further written notice.

216  Subclause 70(10) of Schedule 3A

Omit “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “Secretary who gave the notice”.

217  Paragraph 70(11)(b) of Schedule 3A

Omit “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “Secretary making the submission”.

218  Paragraph 71(aa) of Schedule 3A

After “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, insert “or the Home Affairs Secretary”.

219  Subclauses 72A(1) and (4) of Schedule 3A

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

220  Subclause 73(5) of Schedule 3A (heading)

Omit “given by Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, substitute “preventing grant of permit is”.

221  Paragraph 73(5)(b) of Schedule 3A

After “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”, insert “or the Home Affairs Secretary”.

222  At the end of Part 5 of Schedule 3A

Add:

90  Delegation by the Home Affairs Secretary

             (1)  The Home Affairs Secretary may, by writing, delegate any or all of his or her powers under this Schedule to an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Home Affairs Department.

             (2)  A delegate must comply with any directions of the Home Affairs Secretary.

223  Application of amendments relating to consultation about permits

(1)       Clauses 55A, 57, and 58 of Schedule 3A to the Telecommunications Act 1997, as amended by this Schedule, apply in relation to the making of a decision on or after the commencement of this item on an application for a protection zone installation permit, even if the application was made before that commencement.

(2)       Clauses 70, 71 and 73 of Schedule 3A to the Telecommunications Act 1997, as amended by this Schedule, apply in relation to the making of a decision on or after the commencement of this item on an application for a non‑protection zone installation permit, even if the application was made before that commencement.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

224  Subsection 5(4)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the references to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

225  Paragraph 68(l)

After “Department”, insert “administered by that Minister”.

226  Section 68A (heading)

Omit “Secretary”, substitute “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”.

227  Subsection 68A(1)

After “Department”, insert “administered by the Attorney‑General”.

228  Paragraph 68A(1)(a)

Omit “the Secretary”, substitute “that Secretary”.

229  At the end of paragraph 71(2)(a)

Add “or”.

230  After paragraph 71(2)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Minister; or

231  At the end of paragraph 71(2)(b)

Add “or”.

232  Subsection 140(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister”.

233  Paragraphs 180M(1)(b), (c) and (d)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

234  Paragraph 180M(4)(a)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

235  Paragraph 180M(4)(b)

Omit “Minister” (first occurring), substitute “Attorney‑General”.

236  After subparagraph 180M(4)(b)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  the most senior Minister administering this Act;

237  Subsections 180M(7) and (8)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

238  Amendments of listed provisions—re‑inserting references to the Attorney‑General

 

Re‑inserting references to the Attorney‑General

Item

Provision

Omit (wherever occurring)

Substitute

1

Sections 9, 9A, 9B, 10, 11A, 11B, 11C, 11D, 13, 15 and 17

Attorney‑General

Attorney‑General

2

Sections 31, 31A and 31D

Attorney‑General

Attorney‑General

3

Subsection 65(2)

Attorney‑General

Attorney‑General

4

Paragraphs 68(l), 71(2)(a) and 105(3)(a)

Attorney‑General

Attorney‑General

5

Sections 107P, 107Q and 107R

Attorney‑General

Attorney‑General

6

Subsection 137(3)

Attorney‑General

Attorney‑General

7

Paragraph 142A(1)(c)

Attorney‑General

Attorney‑General

8

Sections 180B and 180E

Attorney‑General

Attorney‑General

Note:       This item re‑inserts the references to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

239  Amendments of listed provisions—substituting references to Minister with references to Attorney‑General

 

Substituting references to Minister with references to Attorney‑General

Item

Provision

Omit (wherever occurring)

Substitute

1

Sections 6D, 6DA, 6DB and 6DC

Minister

Attorney‑General

2

Subparagraph 176(6)(b)(ii)

Minister

Attorney‑General

3

Sections 180J, 180K, 180L, 180N and 180P

Minister

Attorney‑General

4

Paragraphs 180X(2)(a) and 185D(1)(b)

Minister

Attorney‑General

Terrorism Insurance Act 2003

240  Subsection 6(1)

Omit “, after consulting the Attorney‑General,”.

241  After subsection 6(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  Before making a declaration under this section, the Minister must consult the Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.


 

Part 2Amendments contingent on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Act 2018

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

242  Paragraph 68(la)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

243  Subparagraph 68(la)(ii)

After “Department”, insert “administered by that Minister”.

244  Paragraph 68(lb)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Attorney‑General”.

Note:       This item re‑inserts the reference to the Attorney‑General: see item 3 of the table in subsection 19(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

245  Subparagraph 68(lb)(ii)

After “Department”, insert “administered by that Minister”.

246  Section 68A (heading)

Omit “Secretary”, substitute “Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department”.

247  Subsection 68A(1)

After “Department”, insert “administered by the Attorney‑General”.

248  Paragraph 68A(2)(a)

Omit “the Department”, substitute “that Department”.

249  Paragraph 68A(2)(b)

Omit “the Secretary”, substitute “that Secretary”.

Part 3Amendments contingent on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2018

Crimes Act 1914

250  Subsection 22B(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Minister administering the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (the ASIO Minister)”.

251  Subsection 22B(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “the ASIO Minister”.


 

Part 4Amendments contingent on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017

Telecommunications Act 1997

252  Section 7

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of Attorney‑General’s Department;

                     (b)  definition of Attorney‑General’s Secretary.

253  Section 311

Omit:

•    The Attorney‑General may give directions to a carrier or a carriage service provider in certain circumstances where certain activities may be prejudicial to security.

•    The Attorney‑General’s Secretary may obtain information from carriers, carriage service providers and carriage service intermediaries if the information is relevant to assessing compliance with the duty of those persons to protect telecommunications networks and facilities from unauthorised interference or unauthorised access.

substitute:

•    The Home Affairs Minister may give directions to a carrier or a carriage service provider in certain circumstances where certain activities may be prejudicial to security.

•    The Home Affairs Secretary may obtain information from carriers, carriage service providers and carriage service intermediaries if the information is relevant to assessing compliance with the duty of those persons to protect telecommunications networks and facilities from unauthorised interference or unauthorised access.

254  Division 5 of Part 14 (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

255  Sections 315A and 315B

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

256  Division 6 of Part 14 (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary’s”, substitute “Home Affairs Secretary’s”.

257  Section 315C (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Home Affairs Secretary”.

258  Subsections 315C(1), (2) and (4)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Home Affairs Secretary”.

259  Sections 315E and 315F

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Secretary”.

260  Section 315G (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Home Affairs Secretary”.

261  Subsections 315G(1) and (2)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Home Affairs Secretary”.

262  Subsection 315J(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Home Affairs Secretary”.

263  Subsection 315J(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

264  Paragraphs 315J(1A)(a) and (b)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

265  Paragraph 315J(1A)(f)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Home Affairs Secretary”.

266  Subsection 315J(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Secretary”, substitute “Home Affairs Secretary”.

267  Subsection 315J(2)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

268  Subsection 315J(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

269  Subsection 315K(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

270  Subsections 564(1) and (2)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

271   Subsection 564(3A) (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

272  Subsection 564(3A)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

273  Subsection 571(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

274  Subsection 571(4) (heading)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

275  Subsection 571(4)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

276  Section 572A

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

277  Subsections 572B(1), (3), (4) and (5)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

278  Subsection 572B(5)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s Department’s”, substitute “Home Affairs Department’s”.

279  Subsection 572B(5A)

Omit “Attorney‑General”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

280  Subsection 572B(5B)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister’s”.

281  Subsection 572C(1)

Omit “Attorney‑General” (wherever occurring), substitute “Home Affairs Minister”.

282  Subsection 572C(3)

Omit “Attorney‑General’s”, substitute “Home Affairs Minister’s”.

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017

283  Subitems 35(2) and (3)

After “Attorney‑General”, insert “or the Home Affairs Minister”.


 

Part 5Transitional rules

284  Transitional rules

(1)       A Minister administering an Act amended by this Schedule (the amended Act) may, by legislative instrument, make rules prescribing matters of a transitional nature (including prescribing any saving or application provisions) relating to the following:

                     (a)  the amendments or repeals of the amended Act made by this Schedule;

                     (b)  the effect of section 19 or 19A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, in relation to a provision of the amended Act, because of an Administrative Arrangements Order made during the period:

                              (i)  beginning on 20 December 2017; and

                             (ii)  ending on the day before this item commences;

                     (c)  the effect of a substituted reference order, made during the period mentioned in paragraph (b) of this subitem under section 19B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, in relation to a provision of the amended Act.

Note:       Subparagraph (b)(i)—20 December 2017 is the day an Administrative Arrangements Order was made to provide for certain matters to be dealt with by a Department of Home Affairs.

(2)       To avoid doubt, the rules may not do the following:

                     (a)  create an offence or civil penalty;

                     (b)  provide powers of:

                              (i)  arrest or detention; or

                             (ii)  entry, search or seizure;

                     (c)  impose a tax;

                     (d)  set an amount to be appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an appropriation in an Act;

                     (e)  directly amend the text of an Act.

(3)       This Schedule (other than subitem (2)) does not limit the rules that may be made for the purposes of subitem (1).

(4)       Rules made for the purposes of this item that are registered under the Legislation Act 2003 before the end of the period of 12 months starting on the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  may be expressed to take effect from a date before the rules are registered; and

                     (b)  apply despite subsection 12(2) (retrospective application of legislative instruments) of that Act.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 7 December 2017

Senate on 9 May 2018]

 

(280/17)