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2019‑2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Intelligence Oversight and Other Legislation Amendment (Integrity Measures) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Attorney‑General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the oversight of intelligence services, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 4

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                5

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         5

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                   5

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                26

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                    30

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006           30

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                               30

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                33

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                  33

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                         35

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                          36

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            36

Inspector‑General of Taxation Act 2003                                                              37

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                37

Office of National Intelligence Act 2018                                                              40

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                               40

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                      40

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                               41

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                         41

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                42

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                 42

Witness Protection Act 1994                                                                                   46

Schedule 2—Contingent amendments                                                                     48

Part 1—Amendments contingent on AML CTF Amendment Act     48

Division 1—Amendments contingent on AML CTF Amendment Act that might not commence  48

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006           48

Division 2—Amendments that commence after AML CTF Amendment Act 51

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006           51

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                 53

Part 2—Amendments contingent on ASIO Amendment Act               54

Division 1—Amendments that commence before ASIO Amendment Act    54

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                 54

Division 2—Amendments that commence after ASIO Amendment Act       55

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                 55

Part 3—Amendments contingent on the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020                                                                                                                   57

Division 1—Amendments that commence if this Act commences first          57

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                               57

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                57

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010                                                 60

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                 61

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                          74

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                               76

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                       79

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                      80

Division 2—Repeal of items from the Surveillance Act if this Act commences first          83

Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020          83

Division 3—Amendments commencing after the Surveillance Act commences if this Act commences first                84

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                84

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                 84

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                          87

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                               87

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                       87

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                      87

Division 4—Amendments required if Surveillance Act commences first        89

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                89

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                 89

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                          97

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                               98

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                       98

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                      98

Schedule 3—Application and transitional provisions                                  100

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the oversight of intelligence services, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Intelligence Oversight and Other Legislation Amendment (Integrity Measures) Act 2020.

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.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 1, Division 1

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Part 4 of Schedule 1 to the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 commences before that time.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 1, Division 2

The later of:

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

(b) the commencement of Part 4 of Schedule 1 to the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020.

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

 

6.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 1

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Act 2020 commences before that time.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 2

The later of:

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

(b) the commencement of Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Act 2020.

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

 

8.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 1

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020 commences before that time.

 

9.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 2

Immediately before the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Part commences before the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

10.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 3

Immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Part commences before the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

11.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 4

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020 does not commence before that time.

 

12.  Schedule 3

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

 

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

Part 1Main amendments

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

1  Section 2

Omit “shall come into operation”, substitute “commences”.

2  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

APS Code of Conduct means the rules in section 13 of the Public Service Act 1999.

AUSTRAC means the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre continued in existence by the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

AUSTRAC CEO has the same meaning as in the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

contracted service provider, for an IGIS contract, means:

                     (a)  a person who is a party to the IGIS contract and who is responsible for the provision of services to the Inspector‑General under the IGIS contract; or

                     (b)  a subcontractor for the IGIS contract.

IGIS contract means a contract, to which the Inspector‑General is a party, under which services are to be, or were to be, provided to the Inspector‑General.

IGIS official (short for Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security official) means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1).

3  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

ONI Act employee means a member of the staff of ONI employed under subsection 33(3) of the Office of National Intelligence Act 2018.

paid work means work for financial gain or reward (whether as an employee, a self‑employed person or otherwise).

Public Service Act ONI employee means a member of the staff of ONI engaged under the Public Service Act 1999.

4  Subsection 3(1) (definition of permanent resident)

Repeal the definition.

5  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of responsible Minister)

After “that Act”, insert “, or the part of the Act that establishes the agency or continues the agency in existence”.

6  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

subcontractor, for an IGIS contract, means a person:

                     (a)  who is a party to a contract (the subcontract):

                              (i)  with a contracted service provider for the IGIS contract (within the meaning of paragraph (a) of the definition of contracted service provider); or

                             (ii)  with a subcontractor for the IGIS contract (under a previous application of this definition); and

                     (b)  who is responsible under the subcontract for the provision of services to the Inspector‑General, or to a contracted service provider for the IGIS contract, for the purposes (whether direct or indirect) of the IGIS contract.

7  Subsections 6(1) and (2)

Omit “shall”, substitute “is to”.

8  Before subsection 6(3)

Insert:

Consultation requirement

9  After subsection 6(3)

Insert:

Limitation on appointment of Inspector‑General

          (3A)  A person must not be appointed as Inspector‑General if the person is, or the person’s most recent position was, the head or a deputy head (however described) of an intelligence agency.

Arrangements with States and Territories

10  Subparagraph 6AA(a)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  a person covered by subsection 32(1) of this Act; and

11  Before subsection 8(1)

Insert:

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to ASIO

12  Paragraph 8(1)(c)

Omit “in a case where”, substitute “(within the meaning of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979) if”.

13  Subparagraph 8(1)(c)(i)

Omit “the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979”, substitute “that Act”.

14  Paragraph 8(1)(d)

Omit “where”, substitute “if”.

15  Before subsection 8(2)

Insert:

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to ASIS, AGO or ASD

16  Paragraph 8(2)(a)

After “permanent resident”, insert “(within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 2001)”.

17  Before subsection 8(3)

Insert:

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to DIO or ONI

18  Paragraphs 8(3)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  at the request of the Attorney‑General or the responsible Minister, of the Inspector‑General’s own motion, or in response to a complaint made to the Inspector‑General by a person who is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident (within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 2001), to inquire into any matter that relates to:

                              (i)  the compliance by that agency with the laws of the Commonwealth and of the States and Territories; or

                             (ii)  the compliance by that agency with directions or guidelines given to that agency by the responsible Minister; or

                            (iii)  the propriety of particular activities of that agency; and

                    (aa)  at the request of the Attorney‑General or the responsible Minister, or of the Inspector‑General’s own motion, to inquire into any matter that relates to the effectiveness and appropriateness of the procedures of that agency relating to the legality or propriety of the activities of that agency; and

                     (b)  at the request of the Attorney‑General or the responsible Minister, of the Inspector‑General’s own motion, or in response to a complaint made to the Inspector‑General by a person who is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident (within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 2001), to inquire into any matter that relates to an act or practice of that agency, referred to the Inspector‑General by the Australian Human Rights Commission:

                              (i)  that is or may be inconsistent with or contrary to any human right; or

                             (ii)  that constitutes or may constitute discrimination; or

                            (iii)  that is or may be unlawful under the Age Discrimination Act 2004, the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 or the Sex Discrimination Act 1984; and

                   (ba)  at the request of the Attorney‑General or the responsible Minister, or of the Inspector‑General’s own motion, to inquire into any matter that relates to the procedures of that agency relating to redress of grievances of employees of that agency; and

                   (bb)  in response to a complaint made to the Inspector‑General by a person who is:

                              (i)  an Australian citizen or a permanent resident (within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 2001); and

                             (ii)  an employee of ONI;

                            to inquire into any matter that relates to a decision in relation to an Australian Government security clearance (within the meaning of the Criminal Code) of the highest level; and

19  Subsection 8(4)

Repeal the subsection.

20  After subsection 8(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  The functions of the Inspector‑General under subsection (3A) do not include inquiring into a matter to which a complaint to the Inspector‑General relates, to the extent that:

                     (a)  the complaint is made by a person performing functions or services for ACIC or AUSTRAC in accordance with a contract, agreement or other arrangement; and

                     (b)  the matter is directly related to:

                              (i)  the contract, agreement or other arrangement; or

                             (ii)  the performance of functions or services by the person under the contract, agreement or other arrangement, except in relation to the legality or propriety of the performance of the functions or services.

21  Subsection 8(6)

After “ASIS employee”, insert “, an ONI Act employee”.

22  Paragraphs 8(6)(a) and (b)

After “ASIS”, insert “, ONI”.

23  After paragraph 8(7)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  for an ONI Act employee—the Director‑General of National Intelligence or employees of ONI; and

24  Subsection 8(7) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          See also subsection 11(5) for when the Inspector‑General may decide not to inquire into a matter referred to in subsection (6) of this section.

25  At the end of subsection 8(8A)

Add:

Note:          See also subsection 11(6) for when the Inspector‑General may decide not to inquire into a matter referred to in subsection (8) of this section.

26  Before subsection 8(9)

Insert:

Functions conferred by other Acts

27  Subsection 8A(2)

Repeal the subsection.

28  Subsection 8A(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  However, paragraph (3)(c) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the intelligence agency is ASIS, ASD, AGO, DIO, ONI, ACIC or AUSTRAC; and

                     (b)  the person is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident (within the meaning of paragraph (a) of the definition of permanent resident in section 3 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001).

29  Paragraph 9AA(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

30  Subsection 10(2)

Omit “Where a complaint is made orally to the Inspector‑General, the Inspector‑General shall”, substitute “If a complaint is made orally to the Inspector‑General, the Inspector‑General must”.

31  Before subsection 11(1)

Insert:

Requirement to inquire into certain complaints

32  Subsection 11(1)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

33  Subsection 11(1)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

34  Before subsection 11(2)

Insert:

When inquiry or further inquiry into complaints is not required

35  Subsections 11(2) and (3)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

36  Subsection 11(3)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

37  Subsection 11(4)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

38  Subsection 11(5)

Omit “shall”, substitute “may”.

39  Paragraph 11(5)(a)

After “ASIS employees”, insert “, ONI Act employees”.

40  Section 12

Repeal the section, substitute:

12  Procedure if complaint not pursued

                   If a person makes a complaint in relation to action taken by an intelligence agency that the Inspector‑General decides not to inquire into, or not to inquire further into, the Inspector‑General must:

                     (a)  take reasonable steps to notify the person in writing of the decision; and

                     (b)  notify the responsible Minister and the head of the agency in writing of the decision.

41  Subsection 13(2)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

42  Before section 14

Insert:

Division 2APreliminary inquiries

43  Subsection 14(1)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

44  Before section 15

Insert:

Subdivision AObligations before commencing an inquiry

45  Subsection 15(1)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

46  Section 16

Repeal the section.

47  Before section 17

Insert:

Subdivision BConduct of inquiries

48  Before subsection 17(1)

Insert:

Conduct of inquiries

49  Subsection 17(1)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

50  Subsection 17(4)

Omit “shall not make a report”, substitute “must not make a report”.

51  Subsection 17(4)

Omit “, before completing the inquiry,”.

52  Subsection 17(5)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

53  Subsection 17(5)

Omit “Inspector‑General shall”, substitute “Inspector‑General must”.

54  Subsection 17(6)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

55  Before subsection 17(7)

Insert:

Discussions and consultation with Ministers or Prime Minister

56  Subsections 17(7) and (8)

Omit “before completing”, substitute “while conducting”.

57  Subsection 17(9)

Omit “shall not make a report”, substitute “must not make a report”.

58  Subsection 17(10)

Repeal the subsection.

59  After section 17

Insert:

17A  Obligation when evidence of breach of duty or misconduct

             (1)  This section applies if, at any time before, during or after conducting:

                     (a)  an inspection under section 9A; or

                     (b)  a preliminary inquiry under section 14, or any other action taken by the Inspector‑General for the purpose of deciding whether to inquire into a matter; or

                     (c)  an inquiry under this Act;

the Inspector‑General is satisfied on reasonable grounds that there is evidence that a person who is a member of a Commonwealth agency has been guilty of a breach of duty or of misconduct.

Notifying responsible Minister, agency head and Public Service Commissioner

             (2)  If the Inspector‑General is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the evidence is of sufficient weight to justify the Inspector‑General doing so, the Inspector‑General must bring the evidence to the notice of:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  if the person is the head of that agency—the responsible Minister; or

                             (ii)  in any other case—the head of that agency; or

                     (b)  without limiting paragraph (a), if:

                              (i)  the Commonwealth agency is an Agency within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999; and

                             (ii)  the person is the Agency Head (within the meaning of that Act) of the agency; and

                            (iii)  the breach of duty or misconduct could constitute a contravention of the APS Code of Conduct;

                            the Australian Public Service Commissioner appointed under that Act.

60  Before section 18

Insert:

Subdivision CGeneral powers in relation to inquiries

61  Before subsection 18(1)

Insert:

Requiring information or documents

62  Subsection 18(1)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

63  At the end of subsection 18(1)

Add:

Note:          Failure to comply with a notice is an offence: see subsection (7).

64  Subsection 18(2)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

65  Paragraph 18(2)(c)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

66  Before subsection 18(3)

Insert:

Requiring attendance

67  Subsection 18(3)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

68  At the end of subsection 18(3)

Add:

Note:          Failure to comply with a notice is an offence: see subsection (7).

69  At the end of subsection 18(4)

Add:

Note 1:       Failure to take an oath or make an affirmation is an offence: see subsection (7).

Note 2:       This means that a hearing is a judicial proceeding for the purposes of Part III of the Crimes Act 1914, which creates various offences in relation to judicial proceedings.

70  Before subsection 18(6)

Insert:

Self‑incrimination and legal professional privilege

71  Paragraph 18(6)(b)

After “agency”, insert “, or would disclose any other information that is, or may be, the subject of a claim of legal professional privilege by the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth agency”.

72  Paragraph 18(6)(ca)

After “137.1”, insert “, 137.2 (false or misleading information and documents), 145.1 (using forged document) or 149.1 (obstruction of Commonwealth public officials)”.

73  After paragraph 18(6)(ca)

Insert:

                   (cb)  an offence against Division 3 of Part III of the Crimes Act 1914 (offences relating to evidence and witnesses) that relates to this section; or

74  After subsection 18(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  The fact that a person is not excused under subsection (6) from giving information, producing a document or answering a question does not otherwise affect a claim of legal professional privilege that anyone may make in relation to that information, document or answer.

Note:          Legal professional privilege is also not waived in relation to information or documents provided voluntarily (see section 32AC).

Offence for failing to comply

75  Paragraph 18(7)(c)

Omit “a natural person”, substitute “an individual”.

76  Before subsection 18(9)

Insert:

Immunity from other penalties

77  Section 19

Omit “The Inspector‑General may”, substitute “(1) The Inspector‑General may (subject to subsection (2))”.

78  At the end of section 19

Add:

             (2)  The Inspector‑General may enter a place occupied in another country by ASIS only if the Director‑General of ASIS and the Inspector‑General have made arrangements relating to entry under this section.

79  Section 20

Repeal the section.

80  Before section 21

Insert:

20A  Reports under this Act and other Acts

                   In addition to any reports that the Inspector‑General is required or authorised to prepare under any other Act, the Inspector‑General must prepare reports under this Act in accordance with this Division.

Note:          The Inspector‑General prepares reports under subsections 9B(8A) and 9C(6) (oversight of authorisations in emergencies) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.

81  Subsection 21(1)

Omit “completes”, substitute “conducts”.

82  Subsection 21(2)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

83  Subsection 21(2)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

84  Subsection 22(1)

Omit “completes”, substitute “conducts”.

85  At the end of subsection 22(1)

Add:

Note:          A copy of the report may be given to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security under subsection 185D(3) or 185E(1) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 if the report relates to an authorisation intended to identify a media source or to retained data.

86  Subsection 22(2)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

87  Subsections 23(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  After conducting an inquiry under this Act into a complaint in respect of action taken by an intelligence agency, the Inspector‑General must (subject to subsection (2)) take reasonable steps to give a written response relating to the inquiry to the complainant, unless the Inspector‑General is satisfied on reasonable grounds that doing so will prejudice security, the defence of Australia or Australia’s relations with other countries.

             (2)  The Inspector‑General must not give the response until the head of the relevant agency and the Inspector‑General have agreed that the terms of the proposed response will not prejudice:

                     (a)  security, the defence of Australia or Australia’s relations with other countries; or

                     (b)  law enforcement operations, including methodologies and investigative techniques; or

                     (c)  the privacy of individuals; or

                     (d)  confidential commercial information; or

                     (e)  the fair trial of a person or the impartial adjudication of a matter.

88  Subsection 24(1)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

89  Subsection 24(1)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

90  Subsection 24(2)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

91  Subsection 25(1)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

92  Subsection 27(1)

Omit “shall” (wherever occurring), substitute “is to”.

93  Subsection 27(2)

Omit “shall”, substitute “is to”.

94  Subsection 30(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  The Governor‑General may terminate the appointment of the Inspector‑General:

                     (a)  for misbehaviour; or

                     (b)  if the Inspector‑General is unable to perform the duties of the Inspector‑General’s office because of physical or mental incapacity.

95  Paragraph 30(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

96  Subsection 30(2)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

97  After subsection 30(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  The Governor‑General may terminate the appointment of the Inspector‑General if:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General holds office on a full‑time basis; and

                     (b)  the Inspector‑General:

                              (i)  engages, except with the approval of the Attorney‑General, in paid work outside the duties of the Inspector‑General’s office; or

                             (ii)  is absent from duty, except on leave, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any period of 12 months.

98  Subsection 30(3)

Omit “and (2)”, substitute “, (2) and (2A)”.

99  At the end of subsection 32(1)

Add:

             ; and (c)  a consultant or contractor engaged to assist the Inspector‑General under section 32AAA or 32AAB; and

                     (d)  a person who is made available by another body or organisation to assist the Inspector‑General under section 32AAD.

100  Subsection 32(3)

Omit “section 32AA”, substitute “subsection 32AA(1)”.

101  After section 32

Insert:

32AAA  Consultants

             (1)  The Inspector‑General may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, engage as consultants persons having suitable qualifications and experience to assist in the performance of the Inspector‑General’s functions.

             (2)  The engagement of a consultant must be by written agreement.

             (3)  The terms and conditions of engagement are those that the Inspector‑General determines in writing.

32AAB  Contracted service providers

             (1)  The Inspector‑General may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, engage a contracted service provider to assist in the performance of the Inspector‑General’s functions.

             (2)  The engagement of a contracted service provider must be by written agreement.

             (3)  The terms and conditions of engagement are those that the Inspector‑General determines in writing.

32AAC  Secondment of employees of Inspector‑General

Secondment

             (1)  The Inspector‑General may, in writing, arrange for an employee of the Inspector‑General to be seconded for a specified period to a body or organisation whether within or outside Australia.

Termination of secondment

             (2)  The Inspector‑General may at any time, by notice given to the body or organisation to which an employee of the Inspector‑General is seconded under subsection (1), terminate the secondment.

32AAD  Secondment of persons to the Inspector‑General

             (1)  The Inspector‑General may, by written agreement with a body or organisation (whether within or outside Australia), arrange for a person who is an officer, employee or other member of staff of the body or organisation to be made available to the Inspector‑General to perform services in connection with the performance of its functions or the exercise of its powers.

             (2)  The terms and conditions (including remuneration and allowances) applicable to a person performing services under an agreement are those specified in the agreement.

102  After subsection 32AA(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  The Inspector‑General may, by writing signed by the Inspector‑General, delegate all or any of the Inspector‑General’s functions or powers under any other provision of this Act (other than subsection 32(3)) to a member of staff assisting the Inspector‑General engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 who the Inspector‑General believes has appropriate expertise relating to the function or power delegated.

103  Subsection 32AA(2)

After “a delegation”, insert “under subsection (1) or (1A)”.

104  Subsection 32A(1)

Omit “which are issued on or after the day on which the Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment Act 1991 commences”.

105  Subsection 32A(5)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

106  Subsection 32B(1)

After “AGO”, insert “, DIO”.

107  Subsection 33(2)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

108  Before subsection 34(1)

Insert:

Offence—unauthorised disclosure of information acquired under this Act

109  Subsection 34(1)

Omit “a person who is, or has at any time been, the Inspector‑General or a member of the staff of the Inspector‑General or who is acting, or has at any time acted, as the Inspector‑General or as a member of the staff of the Inspector‑General shall”, substitute “a person who is an IGIS official, or former IGIS official, must”.

110  Paragraphs 34(1)(a) and (b)

After “information”, insert “or document”.

111  Before subsection 34(1AA)

Insert:

Offence—unauthorised disclosure of information acquired under the Freedom of Information Act 1982

112  Subsection 34(1AA)

Omit “a person who is, or has at any time been, the Inspector‑General or a member of the staff of the Inspector‑General or who is acting, or has at any time acted, as the Inspector‑General or as a member of the staff of the Inspector‑General”, substitute “a person who is an IGIS official, or former IGIS official,”.

113  Paragraphs 34(1AA)(a) and (b)

After “information”, insert “or document”.

114  Before subsection 34(1AB)

Insert:

Offence—unauthorised disclosure of information acquired under the Archives Act 1983

115  Subsection 34(1AB)

Omit “a person who is, or has at any time been, the Inspector‑General or a member of the staff of the Inspector‑General or who is acting, or has at any time acted, as the Inspector‑General or as a member of the staff of the Inspector‑General”, substitute “a person who is an IGIS official, or former IGIS official,”.

116  Paragraphs 34(1AB)(a) and (b)

After “information”, insert “or document”.

117  Before subsection 34(1A)

Insert:

Exception

118  Paragraph 34(1A)(a)

After “information”, insert “or document”.

119  Before subsection 34(2)

Insert:

Dealing with offence as indictable or summary offence

120  Subsection 34(4)

Omit “Where”, substitute “If”.

121  Before subsection 34(5)

Insert:

Limitation on disclosures to courts

122  Subsection 34(5)

Omit “If a person is prohibited by this section from disclosing information, the person”, substitute “A person who is an IGIS official, or former IGIS official,”.

123  Subsection 34(5)

Omit “except where”, substitute “except if”.

124  After subsection 34(5)

Insert:

Section to apply despite other laws

          (5A)  This section applies despite any other provision of:

                     (a)  a law of the Commonwealth unless that law is expressed to apply despite this section; or

                     (b)  a law of a State or Territory.

Note:          For example, unless a Commonwealth law is expressed to apply despite this section, this section would override a provision of that law that would otherwise have authorised the disclosure of information covered by this section, or would otherwise have provided an immunity from liability in civil or criminal proceedings for disclosing such information.

125  Before subsection 34(6)

Insert:

Definitions for this section

126  Subsection 34A(4)

Omit “a staff member or former staff member”, substitute “an IGIS official or former IGIS official”.

127  Subsection 34A(5)

Omit “staff member or former staff member”, substitute “IGIS official or former IGIS official”.

128  Paragraph 34A(5)(a)

Omit “a staff member”, substitute “an IGIS official”.

129  Subsection 34A(6)

Omit “a staff member or a former staff member”, substitute “an IGIS official or a former IGIS official”.

130  Subsection 34A(7) (definition of staff member)

Repeal the definition.

131  Subsection 35(2)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

132  Paragraph 35(2AA)(b)

Omit “section 32AA”, substitute “subsection 32AA(1)”.

133  Subsection 35(4)

Omit “shall”, substitute “must”.

Intelligence Services Act 2001

134  Section 3

Insert:

AUSTRAC means the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre continued in existence by the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

AUSTRAC CEO has the same meaning as in the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

AUSTRAC information has the same meaning as in the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

135  Section 3 (paragraph (b) of the definition of IGIS official)

Omit “a member of the staff referred to in”, substitute “a person covered by”.

136  Section 3

Insert:

intelligence function means the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by AUSTRAC for the purpose of performing its functions.

137  After paragraph 29(1)(bac)

Insert:

                 (bad)  to monitor and to review the performance by AUSTRAC of its intelligence functions; and

                  (bae)  to report to both Houses of the Parliament, with such comments as it thinks fit, on any matter appertaining to AUSTRAC that is connected with the performance of its intelligence functions to which, in the opinion of the Committee, the attention of the Parliament should be directed; and

                  (baf)  to inquire into any question in connection with its functions under paragraph (bad) or (bae) that is referred to it by either House of the Parliament, and to report to that House on that question; and

138  Paragraph 29(3)(g)

After “AFP”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

139  Paragraph 29(3)(j)

After “AFP”, insert “ or AUSTRAC (including AUSTRAC information)”.

140  Paragraph 29(3)(k)

After “AFP”, insert “ or AUSTRAC”.

141  After paragraph 29(3)(k)

Insert:

                ; or (l)  reviewing anything done by AUSTRAC in carrying out its functions that are not intelligence functions.

142  After paragraph 30(d)

Insert:

                   (da)  the AUSTRAC CEO;

143  Clause 1A of Schedule 1 (definition of agency)

After “AFP”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

144  Clause 1A of Schedule 1 (after paragraph (e) of the definition of agency head)

Insert:

                    (ea)  the AUSTRAC CEO; or

145  Clause 1A of Schedule 1 (at the end of the definition of operationally sensitive information)

Add:

               ; or (d)  about sources of information, other operational assistance or operational methods available to AUSTRAC (including AUSTRAC information) in exercising its intelligence functions; or

                     (e)  about particular operations that have been, are being or are proposed to be undertaken by AUSTRAC in exercising its intelligence functions.

146  At the end of subclause 7(1) of Schedule 1

Add:

               ; or (d)  any information whose disclosure could reveal, or enable a person to ascertain, the existence or identity of a confidential source of information to any agency; or

                     (e)  any information whose disclosure could endanger a person’s life or physical safety; or

                      (f)  any information whose disclosure could prejudice the protection of public safety; or

                     (g)  any information whose disclosure could prejudice the fair trial of a person or the impartial adjudication of a matter; or

                     (h)  any information whose disclosure could prejudice the proper enforcement of the law or the operations of law enforcement authorities; or

                      (i)  any information whose disclosure could unreasonably disclose confidential commercial information.

147  Subclause 20(2) of Schedule 1

After “review”, insert “or inquiry”.

148  At the end of subclause 20(2) of Schedule 1

Add:

             ; and (e)  to the extent that the proceedings relate to the intelligence functions of AUSTRAC—the Minister responsible for AUSTRAC.

149  Subclause 20(3) of Schedule 1

After “review”, insert “or inquiry”.

Part 2Consequential amendments

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

150  After subsection 123(8A)

Insert:

          (8B)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to the disclosure of information by a reporting entity if the disclosure is to an IGIS official for the purposes of, or in connection with, the performance or exercise of the person’s functions, duties or powers as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (8B) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

151  Before subsection 207(2)

Insert:

Exceptions

152  After subsection 207(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the disclosure of information by a reporting entity if the disclosure is to an IGIS official for the purposes of, or in connection with, the performance or exercise of the person’s functions, duties or powers as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

153  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

IGIS official (short for Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security official) means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

154  After paragraph 19A(5)(d)

Insert:

               and (e)  section 34 (secrecy) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986;

155  After paragraph 21C(2)(g)

Insert:

               ; or (h)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

156  After paragraph 21C(4)(e)

Insert:

               ; or (f)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

157  At the end of subsection 25A(4)

Add:

               ; or (c)  an IGIS official who is present at the examination for the purpose of conducting an inspection or inquiry under the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 (subject to subsection (4A)).

158  After subsection 25A(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  Without limiting subsection (1) or (3), an examiner may prevent an IGIS official from being present during an examination if the examiner is satisfied that the official’s attendance would be reasonably likely to prejudice:

                     (a)  the life or safety of a person; or

                     (b)  the effectiveness of the examination.

The official must be provided with an audio‑visual recording of the examination as soon as practicable after the end of the examination.

          (4B)  The IGIS official may be prevented from being present during the examination either:

                     (a)  by written notice given to the official before the examination; or

                     (b)  by notifying the official orally during the examination.

          (4C)  If the IGIS official is notified orally, the IGIS official must be given a written notice as soon as practicable after the examination.

159  After subsection 25A(14A)

Insert:

        (14B)  Subsection (14A) does not apply if the person uses the examination material, or discloses the examination material to an IGIS official, for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

        (14C)  Despite subsections 13.3(2) and (3) of the Criminal Code, in a prosecution for an offence against subsection (14A) of this section, an IGIS official does not bear an evidential burden in relation to the matter of:

                     (a)  using examination material; or

                     (b)  disclosing examination material to another IGIS official;

for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

160  At the end of subsection 29B(2)

Add:

               ; or (h)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

161  At the end of subsection 29B(4)

Add:

               ; or (f)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

162  Subsection 36(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  To avoid doubt, this section does not limit the powers of:

                     (a)  the Ombudsman under the Ombudsman Act 1976; or

                     (b)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security 1986, or any other law of the Commonwealth that confers powers on the Inspector‑General.

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

163  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

AUSTRAC means the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre continued in existence by the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

164  Section 4 (paragraph (b) of the definition of IGIS official)

Omit “a member of the staff referred to in”, substitute “any other person covered by”.

165  Subsection 18(2B)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2B)  Subsection (2) does not apply if the person communicates the information or matter to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2B) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

166  Subsection 18A(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person deals with the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

167  Subsection 18B(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person makes the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

168  Paragraph 35P(3)(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (f)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official; or

169  Paragraph 35P(3)(g)

Omit “under that Act”, substitute “as an IGIS official”.

170  Subsection 35P(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

Crimes Act 1914

171  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

IGIS official (short for Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security official) means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

172  Paragraph 15HK(3)(a)

Omit “or the Integrity Commissioner”, substitute “, the Integrity Commissioner or the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security”.

173  Subparagraph 15HK(3)(c)(ii)

Omit “operation; and”, substitute “operation; or”.

174  At the end of paragraph 15HK(3)(c)

Add:

                            (iii)  if the disclosure is to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security—action taken by ACC; and

175  After paragraph 15LC(4)(d)

Insert:

                   (da)  for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official; or

176  At the end of paragraph 15MS(1)(e)

Add:

                          ; (iv)  the conduct is for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

177  Subparagraph 15MS(2)(e)(iii)

Omit “; and”, substitute “;”.

178  At the end of paragraph 15MS(2)(e)

Add:

                            (iv)  the conduct is for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official; and

179  Subparagraph 15MS(3)(e)(iii)

Omit “; and”, substitute “;”.

180  At the end of paragraph 15MS(3)(e)

Add:

                            (iv)  the conduct is for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official; and

181  At the end of subsection 15MT(1)

Add:

                   ; (e)  whether, for the purposes of subparagraph 15MS(1)(e)(iv), (2)(e)(iv) or (3)(e)(iv), the conduct is for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Criminal Code Act 1995

182  Subparagraph 122.5(3)(a)(i) of the Criminal Code

Omit “a person engaged or employed to assist the Inspector‑General as described in”, substitute “a person covered by”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

183  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Insert:

IGIS official (short for Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security official) means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

Inspector‑General of Taxation Act 2003

184  At the end of paragraph 15(j)

Add “(except section 35AB)”.

Intelligence Services Act 2001

185  Subsections 39(3), 39A(3), 40(3) and 40B(3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person communicates the information or matter to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

186  Subsection 40C(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person deals with the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

187  Subsection 40D(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person makes the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

188  Subsection 40E(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person deals with the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

189  Subsection 40F(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person makes the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

190  Subsection 40G(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person deals with the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

191  Subsection 40H(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person makes the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

192  Subsection 40L(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person deals with the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

193  Subsection 40M(2A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception—IGIS officials

          (2A)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person makes the record for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

194  Section 41

Before “A”, insert “(1)”.

195  At the end of section 41

Add:

Exception—IGIS officials

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply if the person identifies the person to an IGIS official, for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

196  Subsection 41B(3) (at the end of the definition of information offence provision)

Add “or paragraph 41(1)(a)”.

Office of National Intelligence Act 2018

197  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security official or IGIS official)

Omit “a member of the staff referred to in”, substitute “a person covered by”.

Ombudsman Act 1976

198  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

AUSTRAC means the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre continued in existence by the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

199  Paragraph 69(3)(b)

Omit “who is a member of the staff referred to in”, substitute “covered by”.

200  Subsection 77(3)

Omit “a member of staff mentioned in section 32”, substitute “a person covered by subsection 32(1)”.

Surveillance Devices Act 2004

201  Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

IGIS official (short for Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security official) means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

202  After subsection 45(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  Protected information may be used, recorded or communicated, if it is necessary to do so for the purposes of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

203  Section 355‑185 in Schedule 1

Repeal the section, substitute:

355‑185  Exception—on‑disclosure to IGIS officials

             (1)  Section 355‑155 does not apply if:

                     (a)  the entity is an officer of an *Australian government agency; and

                     (b)  the record is made for, or the disclosure is to, an *IGIS official; and

                     (c)  the record or disclosure is for the purposes of the IGIS official performing functions, or exercising powers, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in this subsection: see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

             (2)  Section 355‑155 does not apply if:

                     (a)  the entity is an *IGIS official; and

                     (b)  the information was acquired by the entity under subsection (1) or this subsection; and

                     (c)  the record or disclosure is for the purposes of the IGIS official performing functions, or exercising powers, as an IGIS official.

Telecommunications Act 1997

204  Section 7

Insert:

IGIS official (short for Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security official) means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

205  Subsection 315H(1)

Omit “either or both”, substitute “any”.

206  After paragraph 315H(1)(b)

Insert:

                   ; (c)  the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

207  Section 317B (definition of IGIS official)

Repeal the definition.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

208  Subsections 63AB(3) to (6)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Communications etc. for the purposes of Ombudsman and IGIS officials

             (3)  A person may:

                     (a)  communicate information referred to in subsection (4) to a person; or

                     (b)  make use of, or make a record of, that information;

in connection with:

                     (c)  the performance by an Ombudsman official or IGIS official of the official’s functions or duties; or

                     (d)  the exercise by an Ombudsman official or IGIS official of the official’s powers.

             (4)  The information that may be communicated, used or recorded under subsection (3) is:

                     (a)  general computer access intercept information; or

                     (b)  information that was obtained by intercepting a communication passing over a telecommunications system if:

                              (i)  the interception was purportedly for the purposes of doing a thing specified in a general computer access warrant; and

                             (ii)  the interception was not authorised by the general computer access warrant.

             (5)  Despite subsections 13.3(2) and (3) of the Criminal Code, in a prosecution for an offence against section 63 of this Act, an Ombudsman official does not bear an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3) of this section.

209  Section 64 (heading)

Omit “or Inspector‑General’s”.

210  Subsection 64(1)

Omit “or the performance by the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security of his or her functions”.

211  Subsection 64(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The Director‑General of Security, an ASIO employee or ASIO affiliate, in connection with the performance by the Organisation of its functions, may communicate to another such person, make use of, or make a record of, foreign intelligence information.

212  After section 64

Insert:

64A  Dealing in connection with Inspector‑General’s functions

             (1)  A person may, in connection with the performance by the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security of the Inspector‑General’s functions, communicate to another person, make use of, or make a record of, the following:

                     (a)  information obtained by intercepting a communication passing over a telecommunications system (whether or not that information is lawfully intercepted information);

                     (b)  interception warrant information.

             (2)  This section applies despite any other provision of this Part.

213  After section 139

Insert:

139AA  Dealing in connection with Inspector‑General’s functions

             (1)  A person may, in connection with the performance by the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security of the Inspector‑General’s functions, communicate to another person, make use of, or make a record of, the following:

                     (a)  lawfully accessed information;

                     (b)  information obtained by accessing a stored communication (whether or not that information is lawfully intercepted information);

                     (c)  preservation notice information;

                     (d)  stored communications warrant information.

             (2)  This section applies despite any other provision of this Part.

214  At the end of subsection 139A(2)

Add:

               ; or (c)  an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

215  Section 142

After “section 139,”, insert “139AA,”.

216  Paragraph 181A(3)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the disclosure is:

                              (i)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official; or

                             (ii)  by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official.

217  Paragraph 181A(6)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the use is by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official.

218  After paragraph 181B(3)(b)

Insert:

               ; or (c)  the disclosure is:

                              (i)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official; or

                             (ii)  by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official.

219  After paragraph 181B(6)(b)

Insert:

               ; or (c)  the use is by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official.

220  Paragraph 182(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the disclosure is:

                              (i)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official; or

                             (ii)  by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official.

221  Paragraph 182(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the use is by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official.

222  Paragraphs 182B(c) and (d)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (c)  in the case of a disclosure—the disclosure is:

                              (i)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official; or

                             (ii)  by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official; or

                     (d)  in the case of a use—the use is by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official.

Witness Protection Act 1994

223  Section 3

Insert:

IGIS official (short for Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security official) means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

224  After paragraph 22(5)(d)

Insert:

               ; or (e)  the disclosure is made for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

225  After paragraph 22A(5)(d)

Insert:

               ; or (e)  the disclosure is made for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

226  After paragraph 22B(3)(d)

Insert:

               ; or (e)  the disclosure is made for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Schedule 2Contingent amendments

Part 1Amendments contingent on AML CTF Amendment Act

Division 1—Amendments contingent on AML CTF Amendment Act that might not commence

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

1  After paragraph 121(3)(e)

Insert:

                    ; (f)  the disclosure is in connection with giving an IGIS official access to information for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official in relation to AUSTRAC.

2  After paragraph 122(3)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  the disclosure is in connection with giving an IGIS official access to information for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official;

3  After subsection 126(4)

Insert:

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security etc.

          (4A)  The Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security and IGIS officials are taken, for the purposes of this Act, to hold an authorisation under this section to allow the Inspector‑General or official to have access to any AUSTRAC information.

4  Paragraph 127(3)(b)

After “133B”, insert “, 133BA”.

5  After paragraph 127(3)(b)

Insert:

                   ; (c)  the disclosure is by a person who is or was an official of a designated agency in connection with giving an IGIS official access to information for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, in relation to the designated agency or AUSTRAC.

6  Paragraph 127(4)(f)

After “133B”, insert “, 133BA”.

7  Subsections 128(1) and (2)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the other official’s powers,”.

8  Paragraphs 128(12A)(a) and (13)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the IGIS official’s powers,”.

9  Subparagraph 128(13)(b)(i)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the ASIO Minister’s powers,”.

10  Paragraph 128(13)(c)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of that Minister’s powers,”.

11  Subparagraph 128(13)(ca)(i)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the Attorney‑General’s powers,”.

12  Paragraph 128(13B)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the IGIS official’s powers,”.

13  Paragraph 128(13B)(c)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of that Minister’s powers,”.

14  Paragraph 128(13B)(ca)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the Attorney‑General’s powers,”.

15  Paragraph 128(13BA)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the IGIS official’s powers,”.

16  Paragraph 128(13BA)(c)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of that Minister’s powers,”.

17  Paragraph 128(13BA)(d)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the Attorney‑General’s powers,”.

18  Paragraph 128(13C)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the IGIS official’s powers,”.

19  Paragraph 128(13C)(b)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of that Minister’s powers,”.

20  Paragraph 128(13C)(ba)

After “functions”, insert “or duties, or the exercise of the Attorney‑General’s powers,”.

21  Paragraph 128(14)(f)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of the staff member’s powers,”.

22  At the end of subsection 128(14)

Add:

                   ; (g)  a member of the staff of the Australian Crime Commission may disclose AUSTRAC information to an IGIS official for the purposes of, or in connection with, the performance of the official’s functions or duties, or the exercise of the official’s powers, in relation to the Australian Crime Commission.

23  Paragraph 128(19)(a)

Omit “duties”, substitute “functions or duties, or the exercise of that official’s powers,”.

24  After subparagraph 128(19)(a)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  the Australian Crime Commission;

                          (ivb)  AUSTRAC;

25  Paragraph 128(19)(b)

After “Division 4”, insert “of Part II”.

Division 2—Amendments that commence after AML CTF Amendment Act

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

26  Section 5

Insert:

IGIS official (short for Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security official) means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

27  After paragraph 50A(2)(b)

Insert:

               ; or (c)  the disclosure is to an IGIS official for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official.

28  After subsection 121(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  Subsection (5) or (6) does not apply if the disclosure of AUSTRAC information is to an IGIS official for the purposes of, or in connection with, the IGIS official performing a function or duty, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to a matter in subsection (6A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

29  Before subsection 123(8B)

Insert:

Exception—IGIS official

30  Subsection 123(8B)

Omit “Subsection (2)”, substitute “Subsection (1)”.

31  After subsection 125(2)

Insert:

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

          (2A)  The Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security and IGIS officials are taken, for the purposes of this Act, to hold an authorisation under this section to allow the Inspector‑General or official to have access to any AUSTRAC information.

32  Subsection 129(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Exception

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person discloses the information for the purposes of, or in connection with:

                     (a)  an appropriate authority investigating the disclosure mentioned in paragraph (1)(c); or

                     (b)  the performance or exercise of the person’s functions, duties or powers as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to a matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

33  Section 25A (note)

Omit “Note”, substitute “Note 1”.

34  At the end of section 25A

Add:

Note 2:       A copy of the report may be given to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security under subsection 185D(3) or 185E(1) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 if the report relates to an authorisation intended to identify a media source or to retained data.

Part 2Amendments contingent on ASIO Amendment Act

Division 1—Amendments that commence before ASIO Amendment Act

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

35  Section 9B

Repeal the section, substitute:

9B  Power to enter places of detention

             (1)  For the purposes of an inspection under section 9A, the Inspector‑General may, at any reasonable time, enter any place where a person is being detained under:

                     (a)  Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979; or

                     (b)  section 31 or 34D of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

             (2)  However, before entering the place, the Inspector‑General must notify the following person (as the case requires):

                     (a)  the Director‑General of Security;

                     (b)  the CEO of ACIC.

36  Section 19A

Repeal the section, substitute:

19A  Power to enter places of detention

             (1)  For the purposes of an inquiry under this Act, the Inspector‑General may, at any reasonable time, enter any place where a person is being detained under:

                     (a)  Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979; or

                     (b)  section 31 or 34D of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

             (2)  However, before entering the place, the Inspector‑General must notify the following person (as the case requires):

                     (a)  the Director‑General of Security;

                     (b)  the CEO of ACIC.

Division 2—Amendments that commence after ASIO Amendment Act

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

37  Section 9B

Repeal the section, substitute:

9B  Power to enter places of questioning, apprehension and detention

             (1)  For the purposes of an inspection under section 9A, the Inspector‑General may, at any reasonable time, enter any place where a person is being:

                     (a)  questioned or apprehended in relation to a warrant issued under Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979; or

                     (b)  detained under section 31 or 34D of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

             (2)  However, before entering the place, the Inspector‑General must notify the following person (as the case requires):

                     (a)  the Director‑General of Security;

                     (b)  the CEO of ACIC.

38  Section 19A

Repeal the section, substitute:

19A  Power to enter places of questioning, apprehension and detention

             (1)  For the purposes of an inquiry under this Act, the Inspector‑General may, at any reasonable time, enter any place where a person is being:

                     (a)  questioned or apprehended in relation to a warrant issued under Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979; or

                     (b)  detained under section 31 or 34D of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

             (2)  However, before entering the place, the Inspector‑General must notify the following person (as the case requires):

                     (a)  the Director‑General of Security;

                     (b)  the CEO of ACIC.

Part 3Amendments contingent on the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020

Division 1—Amendments that commence if this Act commences first

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

39  Subsection 51(4) (at the end of the definition of relevant Act)

Add:

               ; or (e)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, or any other Act, or instrument made under an Act, that confers functions, duties or powers on the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security.

40  Section 59AA (at the end of the heading)

Add “etc.”.

41  Subsection 59AA(1B)

After “body” (first occurring), insert “or person”.

42  After paragraph 59AA(1B)(f)

Insert:

                    (fa)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security;

43  Paragraph 59AA(1B)(g)

After “body”, insert “or person”.

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

44  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

ACIC means the agency known as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission established by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

examiner of ACIC means an examiner within the meaning of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

IGIS official means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

45  At the end of subsection 11(3)

Add:

Note:          Both the Commission and the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security have functions in relation to ACIC and AUSTRAC. The Commission and the Inspector‑General can transfer matters between each other and share information in relation to actions taken by any of those agencies (see subsection 20(4C), section 46PZ and subsection 49(4C) of this Act, and Part IIIA of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986).

46  At the end of subsection 20(1)

Add:

Note:          A complaint is taken to have been made to the Commission if all or part of a complaint is transferred to the Commission under section 32AG of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 (see section 46PZ of this Act).

47  After subsection 20(4B)

Insert:

          (4C)  If:

                     (a)  a complaint has been made to the Commission in relation to an act or practice of ACIC (except an act or practice of an examiner of ACIC performing functions and exercising powers as an examiner) or AUSTRAC; and

                     (b)  because the Commission is of the opinion that the subject matter of the complaint could be more effectively or conveniently dealt with by the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, the Commission decides not to inquire, or not to continue to inquire, into that act or practice;

the Commission must:

                     (c)  consult the Inspector‑General in relation to transferring the complaint or part of the complaint; and

                     (d)  if the Inspector‑General agrees to the transfer of the complaint or part of the complaint—transfer the complaint or part to the Inspector‑General as soon as is reasonably practicable; and

                     (e)  as soon as is reasonably practicable, take reasonable steps to give notice in writing to the complainant stating that the complaint or part has been so transferred; and

                      (f)  give to the Inspector‑General any information or documents that relate to the complaint or part and are in the possession, or under the control, of the Commission.

          (4D)  Without limiting subsection (4C), the Commission may consult with, and obtain an agreement from, the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security by entering into an arrangement with the Inspector‑General relating to the transfer of complaints (or parts) generally.

48  Subsection 46P(1) (note)

Omit “Note”, substitute “Note 1”.

49  At the end of subsection 46P(1)

Add:

Note 2:       Under section 46PZ, a complaint may be taken to be lodged with the Commission if all or part of a complaint is transferred from the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under section 32AG of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

50  Before section 47

Insert:

46PZ  Transfer of complaints from the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

             (1)  If the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security transfers all or part of a complaint to the Commission under section 32AG of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, in respect of an act or practice of ACIC or AUSTRAC, the Commission may determine, in writing, that a complaint is taken to have been:

                     (a)  made as referred to in paragraph 20(1)(b) of this Act; or

                     (b)  lodged under section 46P of this Act.

Note:          The Commission may also transfer a complaint or part of a complaint to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under subsection 20(4C).

             (2)  The determination has effect accordingly.

             (3)  The determination is not a legislative instrument.

51  Subsection 49(4A)

After “20(4A)(e)”, insert “or (4C)(f)”.

52  After subsection 49(4B)

Insert:

          (4C)  Subsection (1) does not prevent the Commission, or a person acting for or on behalf of the Commission, from giving information or documents to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to a matter in subsection (4C) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010

53  Section 3

Insert:

IGIS official has the meaning given by subsection 29(6).

54  After paragraph 29(2)(c)

Insert:

               ; or (d)  the person:

                              (i)  records or otherwise uses the information for the purpose of an IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official; or

                             (ii)  discloses the information to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

55  At the end of section 29

Add:

             (6)  In this Act:

IGIS official means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

56  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

ACIC means the agency known as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission established by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

CEO of ACIC means the Chief Executive Officer of ACIC.

57  Subsection 3(1) (after paragraph (d) of the definition of head)

Insert:

                     (e)  in relation to ACIC—the CEO of ACIC; or

                    (ea)  in relation to AUSTRAC—the AUSTRAC CEO; or

58  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

Information Commissioner: see section 3A of the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010.

Inspector‑General ADF means the Inspector‑General of the Australian Defence Force referred to in section 110B of the Defence Act 1903.

integrity body:

                     (a)  means any of the following:

                              (i)  the Ombudsman;

                             (ii)  the Australian Human Rights Commission;

                            (iii)  the Information Commissioner;

                            (iv)  the Integrity Commissioner;

                             (v)  the Inspector‑General ADF; and

                     (b)  for a complaint—has the meaning given by paragraph 11(4A)(a).

Integrity Commissioner has the meaning given by section 5 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006.

59  Subsection 3(1) (definition of intelligence agency)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

intelligence agency means:

                     (a)  ASIO, ASIS, AGO, DIO, ASD or ONI; or

                     (b)  the following agencies that have an intelligence function:

                              (i)  ACIC;

                             (ii)  AUSTRAC.

60  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

intelligence function means:

                     (a)  for ACIC—the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by ACIC for the purpose of performing its functions under section 7A of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (except in relation to Indigenous violence or child abuse within the meaning of that Act); or

                     (b)  for AUSTRAC:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by AUSTRAC for the purposes of the AUSTRAC CEO performing the CEO’s financial intelligence functions under the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006; or

                             (ii)  a function performed by AUSTRAC, the AUSTRAC CEO or any other official of AUSTRAC referred to in paragraph 209(4)(c) of that Act that is incidental to the CEO’s financial intelligence functions.

61  After subsection 8(3)

Insert:

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to ACIC and AUSTRAC

          (3A)  Subject to this section, the functions of the Inspector‑General in relation to ACIC or AUSTRAC are:

                     (a)  at the request of the Attorney‑General or the responsible Minister; or

                     (b)  of the Inspector‑General’s own motion; or

                     (c)  in response to a complaint made to the Inspector‑General by a person who is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident (within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 2001);

to inquire into any of the following matters, to the extent that the matter relates to an intelligence function of the relevant agency:

                     (d)  the compliance by that agency with the laws of the Commonwealth and of the States and Territories;

                     (e)  the compliance by that agency with directions or guidelines given to that agency by the responsible Minister;

                      (f)  the propriety of particular activities of that agency;

                     (g)  the effectiveness and appropriateness of the procedures of that agency relating to the legality or propriety of the activities of that agency;

                     (h)  any matter that relates to an act or practice of that agency, referred to the Inspector‑General by the Australian Human Rights Commission:

                              (i)  that is or may be inconsistent with or contrary to any human right; or

                             (ii)  that constitutes or may constitute discrimination; or

                            (iii)  that is or may be unlawful under the Age Discrimination Act 2004, the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 or the Sex Discrimination Act 1984;

                      (i)  in relation to ACIC—the compliance by that agency with:

                              (i)  directions or guidelines given to that agency; or

                             (ii)  policies or other decisions made;

                            by the Board of ACIC or the Inter‑Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

          (3B)  The functions of the Inspector‑General under subsection (3A) do not include inquiring into any action taken by an examiner (within the meaning of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002) of ACIC in performing functions or exercising powers as an examiner.

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to complaints about employment, contracts and related matters

62  Subsection 8(5)

Omit “and (3)”, substitute “, (3) and (3A)”.

63  Subsection 8(5)

Omit “or ONI”, insert “, ACIC or AUSTRAC, or by a Public Service Act ONI employee,”.

64  Paragraph 8A(1)(b)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “(within the meaning of this Act)”.

65  Paragraph 9AA(b)

Omit “and 8(2)(a)(ii) and paragraph 8(1)(d)”, substitute “, 8(2)(a)(ii) and 8(3)(a)(ii) and paragraphs 8(1)(d) and (3A)(e)”.

66  After paragraph 9AA(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  inquire into action taken by the Board of ACIC or the Inter‑Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 except to the extent necessary to perform the functions of the Inspector‑General referred to in paragraph 8(3A)(i); or

67  Section 9A

Before “The functions”, insert “(1)”.

68  At the end of section 9A

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of conducting an inspection of an intelligence agency under subsection (1), the Inspector‑General or a member of staff assisting the Inspector‑General referred to in paragraph 32(1)(a):

                     (a)  may, at all reasonable times, enter and remain on any premises (including any land or place) (except premises occupied in another country by ASIS); and

                     (b)  may, at all reasonable times, enter and remain on any premises (including any land or place) occupied in another country by ASIS if the Director‑General of ASIS and the Inspector‑General have made arrangements relating to entry under this section; and

                     (c)  is entitled to all reasonable facilities and assistance that the head of the agency is capable of providing; and

                     (d)  is entitled to full and free access at all reasonable times to any information, documents or other property of the agency; and

                     (e)  may examine, make copies of or take extracts from any information or documents.

69  At the end of subsection 10(1)

Add:

Note 1:       A complaint is taken to have been made under this Act if all or part of the complaint is transferred to the Inspector‑General by an integrity body (see section 32AH of this Act).

Note 2:       See also Part IIIA, which deals with relationships with other agencies and information sharing.

70  After subsection 11(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  Without limiting paragraph (2)(c), the Inspector‑General may decide not to inquire into, or not to inquire further into, a complaint or part of a complaint in relation to action taken by an intelligence agency if:

                     (a)  a complaint in respect of the action has been, or could have been, made by the complainant to any of the following persons or bodies (the integrity body for the complaint):

                              (i)  the Ombudsman;

                             (ii)  the Australian Human Rights Commission, under Division 3 of Part II (human rights complaints) or Part IIB (unlawful discrimination complaints) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986;

                            (iii)  the Information Commissioner under Part V of the Privacy Act 1988;

                            (iv)  the Integrity Commissioner;

                             (v)  the Inspector‑General ADF; and

                     (b)  the Inspector‑General is satisfied that the subject matter of the complaint or the part of the complaint could be more effectively or conveniently dealt with by the integrity body for the complaint.

Note:          The complaint or part of the complaint may be transferred to the integrity body for the complaint under section 32AG.

Inquiries into complaints about employment, contracts and related matters

71  Paragraph 15(3)(a)

After “ASD” (wherever occurring), insert “, ACIC, AUSTRAC”.

72  Paragraph 21(1B)(a)

After “ASD” (wherever occurring), insert “, ACIC, AUSTRAC”.

73  After Part III

Insert:

Part IIIARelationships with other agencies and information sharing

Division 1Avoiding duplication of oversight

32AB  Avoiding duplication of oversight

             (1)  For the purpose of avoiding duplicating oversight of matters by both:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General; and

                     (b)  an integrity body or the Auditor‑General;

the Inspector‑General must have regard to the functions of those bodies and the Auditor‑General.

             (2)  The Inspector‑General may consult an integrity body, or the Auditor‑General, in relation to a particular matter if the Inspector‑General considers it appropriate to do so for the purpose of avoiding more than one inquiry being conducted into the matter.

Division 2Sharing information with the Inspector‑General

32AC  Protection for persons providing information voluntarily to the Inspector‑General

             (1)  This section applies in relation to a person if the person voluntarily provides, or makes available, information or documents to the Inspector‑General for any of the following purposes:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General conducting an inspection under section 9A;

                     (b)  making a complaint under Division 2 of Part II;

                     (c)  the Inspector‑General conducting a preliminary inquiry under section 14, or any other action taken by the Inspector‑General for the purpose of deciding whether to inquire into a matter;

                     (d)  the Inspector‑General conducting an inquiry under Division 3 of Part II.

Person not liable to penalties or prosecution under other Commonwealth laws

             (2)  The person is not (subject to subsections (5) and (6)) liable to a penalty or to be prosecuted for an offence under a provision of any other law of the Commonwealth for providing or making available the information or documents.

Use immunity

             (3)  The information or documents, and the providing or making available of the information or documents, are not (subject to subsection (5)) admissible in evidence against the person in any court or in any proceedings before a person authorised to hear evidence.

Legal professional privilege

             (4)  The providing or making available of the information or documents does not affect any legal professional privilege that is, or may be, claimed by any person in relation to the information or documents.

Exceptions

             (5)  Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply in relation to proceedings for an offence against:

                     (a)  section 137.1 or 137.2 (false or misleading information and documents), 145.1 (using forged document) or 149.1 (obstructing Commonwealth officials) of the Criminal Code, to the extent that that offence relates to this Act; or

                     (b)  Division 3 of Part III of the Crimes Act 1914 (offences relating to evidence and witnesses), to the extent that that offence relates to this Act; or

                     (c)  section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914, or section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code, in relation to an offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection.

             (6)  Subsection (2) does not apply if the provision referred to in that subsection:

                     (a)  is enacted after the commencement of this section; and

                     (b)  is expressed to have effect despite this section.

Note:          This section applies subject to section 90 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006.

32AD  Security of Commonwealth agency information and documents

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General requires access to information or documents in the possession of a Commonwealth agency for the purposes of conducting:

                              (i)  an inspection under section 9A; or

                             (ii)  a preliminary inquiry under section 14, or any other action taken by the Inspector‑General for the purpose of deciding whether to inquire into a matter; or

                            (iii)  an inquiry under Division 3 of Part II; and

                     (b)  the information or documents have a national security or other protective security classification; and

                     (c)  the Inspector‑General intends to do any of the following for the purposes of exercising powers or performing functions or duties as the Inspector‑General:

                              (i)  remove the documents from the possession of the agency;

                             (ii)  make copies or take extracts from the information or documents;

                            (iii)  examine or otherwise make use of the information or documents.

             (2)  The Inspector‑General must make arrangements to protect from unauthorised disclosure:

                     (a)  the information, documents, copies or extracts; and

                     (b)  any other information obtained from the documents, copies or extracts;

taking into account any advice provided by the head of the relevant agency.

32AE  Authorisation for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988

             (1)  This section applies for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988, including as it applies in relation to a service provider under section 187LA of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

             (2)  A person is authorised to give or make available personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988) to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official performing a function or exercising a power as an IGIS official.

Division 3Information sharing by the Inspector‑General

32AF  Information sharing with integrity bodies

             (1)  The Inspector‑General may share information or documents with an integrity body (the receiving body) if:

                     (a)  the information or documents are obtained by an IGIS official in the course of exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official; and

                     (b)  the information or documents are relevant to the receiving body’s functions; and

                     (c)  the Inspector‑General is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the receiving body has satisfactory arrangements in place for protecting the information or documents.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the Inspector‑General may share information or documents with an integrity body whether or not the Inspector‑General is transferring a complaint or part of a complaint to the integrity body.

             (3)  Without limiting paragraph (1)(c) or subsection 32AD(2), the Inspector‑General may make arrangements with the head of an intelligence agency in relation to protecting information or documents provided to the Inspector‑General by the agency.

32AG  Transferring complaints to other integrity bodies

                   If the Inspector‑General decides under subsection 11(4A) not to inquire into, or not to inquire further into, a complaint or part of a complaint in relation to action taken by an intelligence agency, the Inspector‑General may transfer all or part of the complaint to the integrity body for the complaint.

Note:          The complaint is taken to have been made under the Act establishing the integrity body (see sections 46PZ of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, 23A of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006, 5B of the Ombudsman Act 1976 and 49B of the Privacy Act 1988).

32AH  Complaints transferred by integrity bodies

                   For the purposes of this Act, a complaint is taken to have been made to the Inspector‑General under this Act if all or part of the complaint is transferred (however described) to the Inspector‑General by an integrity body.

Note:          Complaints may be transferred to the Inspector‑General under subsections 20(4C) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, 6F(3) of the Ombudsman Act 1976 and 50(3) of the Privacy Act 1988, and paragraph 110C(3)(b) of the Defence Act 1903.

74  At the end of subsection 32A(1)

Add:

                   ; (e)  in the case of ACIC or AUSTRAC:

                              (i)  a report given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; or

                             (ii)  any other report prepared on a periodic basis, and given to the responsible Minister, that the Inspector‑General is satisfied relates to the performance by that agency of its intelligence functions;

                      (f)  in the case of ACIC—a report that:

                              (i)  is provided to the Board of ACIC or to the Inter‑Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002; and

                             (ii)  the Inspector‑General is satisfied relates to the performance by ACIC of its intelligence functions;

                            if the report was prepared:

                            (iii)  by the CEO of ACIC; or

                            (iv)  by the Chair of the Board and is in the possession of ACIC.

75  After paragraph 32A(5)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  in the case of ACIC or AUSTRAC, the head of the agency has not provided the responsible Minister with a copy of a report mentioned in subparagraph (1)(e)(i); or

76  At the end of section 32A

Add:

             (6)  In the case of ACIC, if the CEO of ACIC or the Chair of the Board (as the case requires) has not given the Board or the Inter‑Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 a copy of a report mentioned in paragraph (1)(f), the CEO or Chair need not give a copy of the report to the Inspector‑General until the report has been given to the Board or the Inter‑Governmental Committee (as the case requires).

77  Subsections 32B(2) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

          (1A)  This section also applies to any guidelines or directions:

                     (a)  that relate to the performance by ACIC or AUSTRAC of that agency’s intelligence functions; and

                     (b)  that are given:

                              (i)  by the responsible Minister to the head of ACIC or AUSTRAC; or

                             (ii)  to ACIC by the Board of ACIC or by the Inter‑Governmental Committee established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

             (2)  As soon as practicable after a direction or guideline is given to the head of that agency, the Inspector‑General must be given a copy of the direction or guideline by:

                     (a)  the Minister; or

                     (b)  for directions or guidelines referred to in subparagraph (1A)(b)(ii)—the CEO of ACIC.

78  Section 34B

Repeal the section, substitute:

34B  No evidential burden for IGIS officials in relation to defences to secrecy offences

             (1)  Despite subsections 13.3(2) and (3) of the Criminal Code, in a prosecution for any offence of:

                     (a)  disclosing, making a record of, or using, information or a document; or

                     (b)  causing information or a document to be disclosed, recorded or used;

an IGIS official does not bear an evidential burden in relation to whether the disclosure, record or use is for the purposes of, or in connection with, that or any other IGIS official exercising a power, or performing a function or duty, as an IGIS official.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies even if the offence referred to in that subsection has additional physical elements to those referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b).

             (3)  To avoid doubt:

                     (a)  an offence may be covered by subsection (1) even if the offence does not refer to disclosing, making a record of, or using, information or a document; and

                     (b)  without limiting paragraph (a):

                              (i)  disclosing information or a document includes communicating information or a document; and

                             (ii)  making a record of information or a document includes reproducing information or a document; and

                            (iii)  using information or a document includes dealing with, reading or examining information or a document.

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

79  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

IGIS official means:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

                     (b)  any other person covered by subsection 32(1) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

80  After section 23

Insert:

23A  Transfer of complaints from the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

                   If:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security transfers all or part of a complaint to the Integrity Commissioner under section 32AG of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986; and

                     (b)  the complaint or the part of the complaint involves an allegation, or information, that raises a corruption issue;

the person who made the complaint is taken to have referred the allegation or information to the Integrity Commissioner under subsection 23(1).

81  After subsection 90(3A)

Insert:

Disclosure to IGIS officials

          (3B)  Nothing in a direction given by the Integrity Commissioner prevents:

                     (a)  a person from disclosing hearing material to an IGIS official; or

                     (b)  an IGIS official using hearing material, for the purpose of the IGIS official performing a function, or exercising a power, as an IGIS official; or

                     (c)  an IGIS official disclosing hearing material to a person who is not an IGIS official if the hearing material could be disclosed to the person under paragraph (1)(b).

          (3C)  However, if the Commissioner is satisfied that the disclosure or use would be reasonably likely to prejudice the performance of functions, or the exercise of powers, of the Integrity Commissioner, the Integrity Commissioner may direct under subsection (1) that subsection (3B) does not apply.

          (3D)  The Integrity Commissioner must consult the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security as soon as practicable after giving a direction under subsection (1) in accordance with subsection (3C).

82  At the end of section 90

Add:

Relationship with the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

             (8)  If the Integrity Commissioner gives a direction under subsection (1) in accordance with subsection (3C), subsection (6) has effect in relation to any contravention of the direction despite section 32AC of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

83  After paragraph 208(3)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security;

84  Subsection 208(7)

After “or (6)”, insert “(except to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security for the purpose of performing the Inspector‑General’s functions)”.

85  At the end of section 208

Add:

Notifying the Attorney‑General

             (8)  The Integrity Commissioner must notify the Attorney‑General if the Integrity Commissioner intends to give section 149 certified information to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security.

Ombudsman Act 1976

86  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

examiner of ACC has the meaning given by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

87  After section 5A

Insert:

5B  Transfer of complaints from the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

                   A complaint is taken to have been made under this Act in respect of action taken by ACC (except action taken by an examiner of ACC performing functions or exercising powers as an examiner) or AUSTRAC if the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security transfers all or part of the complaint to the Ombudsman under section 32AG of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

Note:          A complaint or part of a complaint can also be transferred from the Ombudsman to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under section 6F of this Act.

88  Subsection 6A(1)

After “Ombudsman may”, insert “(subject to subsection (3))”.

89  At the end of section 6A

Add:

             (3)  However, the Ombudsman must not, under this section, transfer a complaint or part of a complaint to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security.

Note:          The Ombudsman may transfer a complaint or part of a complaint made in relation to action taken by ACC to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under section 6F.

90  After section 6E

Insert:

6F  Transfer of complaints to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

             (1)  This section applies if the Ombudsman forms the opinion that:

                     (a)  a complainant has complained, or could complain, to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 in relation to action taken by ACC (except action taken by an examiner of ACC performing functions and exercising powers as an examiner) or AUSTRAC; and

                     (b)  the complaint could be more appropriately or effectively dealt with by the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security.

Requirement to consult with Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

             (2)  The Ombudsman:

                     (a)  must consult the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security about the complaint or the part of the complaint that relates to the action; and

                     (b)  may decide not to investigate the action, or not to continue to investigate the action.

Transfer to Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

             (3)  If the Ombudsman decides not to investigate, or not to continue to investigate, an action under paragraph (2)(b), and the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security agrees to the transfer of the complaint or the part of the complaint, the Ombudsman must:

                     (a)  transfer the complaint or part to the Inspector‑General; and

                     (b)  as soon as is reasonably practicable, take reasonable steps to give the complainant written notice that the complaint or part has been transferred; and

                     (c)  give the Inspector‑General any information or documents relating to the complaint or part that are in the possession, or under the control, of the Ombudsman.

Relationship with other provisions

             (4)  This section does not limit the power of the Ombudsman to transfer a complaint or part of a complaint to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under another provision of this Act or any other Act.

             (5)  Subsection 35(2) does not prevent the Ombudsman, or an officer acting on behalf of the Ombudsman, from giving information or documents under paragraph (3)(c) of this section.

91  At the end of subsection 35(6)

Add:

               ; or (d)  from giving information or a document to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security in accordance with section 35AB.

92  After section 35AA

Insert:

35AB  Disclosure of information and documents to Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  the Ombudsman obtains information or a document in relation to a Commonwealth agency (within the meaning of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986) in the course of performing a function under this or any other Act; or

                             (ii)  the Ombudsman prepares a report or other information in relation to an agency referred to in subparagraph (i); and

                     (b)  the Ombudsman is of the opinion that the information, document or report is, or may be, relevant to the performance by the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security of a function of the Inspector‑General.

             (2)  Nothing in this Act precludes the Ombudsman from:

                     (a)  disclosing the information; or

                     (b)  making a statement that includes the information; or

                     (c)  giving the document;

to the Inspector‑General.

93  At the end of subsections 35B(1) and 35C(1)

Add “, except to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security in accordance with section 35AB”.

Privacy Act 1988

94  After section 49A

Insert:

49B  Transfer of complaints from the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security

                   An individual is taken to have complained to the Information Commissioner under subsection 36(1) in respect of action taken by ACC or AUSTRAC (within the meaning of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986) if the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security transfers all or part of the complaint to the Information Commissioner under section 32AG of that Act.

95  Subsection 50(1) (after paragraph (e) of the definition of alternative complaint body)

Insert:

                      (f)  the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security; or

96  After subparagraph 50(2)(a)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986; or

97  After subparagraph 50(3)(a)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  to the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security under the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986; or

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

98  Section 8

Insert:

ACIC means the agency known as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission established by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

examiner of ACIC has the meaning given by the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002.

intelligence function, in relation to ACIC or AUSTRAC, has the meaning given by the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986.

99  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, paragraph (c))

Before “if”, insert “except if paragraph (ca) applies,”.

100  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, after paragraph (c))

Insert:

(ca) if the discloser believes on reasonable grounds that:

(i) the disclosure relates to action taken by ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to its intelligence functions; and

(ii) it would be appropriate for the disclosure to be investigated by the IGIS;

the IGIS;

101  Section 42 (note 2)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions”.

102  Subparagraph 43(3)(a)(iii)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions (subject to subsection (3A))”.

103  After subsection 43(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  The authorised officer must not allocate the handling of the disclosure to the IGIS in relation to action taken by an examiner of ACIC performing functions and exercising powers as an examiner.

104  Paragraphs 44(1A)(a) and (b)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions”.

105  Section 46 (note)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions”.

106  At the end of paragraph 50A(1)(b)

Add “and”.

107  After paragraph 50A(1)(b)

Insert:

                     (c)  if the agency is ACIC or AUSTRAC—the disclosure does not relate to the intelligence functions of the agency;

108  Paragraph 50A(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the agency is an intelligence agency; or

                             (ii)  the agency is ACIC or AUSTRAC, and the disclosure relates to the intelligence functions of the agency;

109  Subsection 52(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  the agency is the IGIS or an intelligence agency; or

                     (b)  the agency is ACIC or AUSTRAC, and the disclosure relates to the intelligence functions of the agency;

the IGIS may extend, or further extend, the 90‑day period by such additional period (which may exceed 90 days) as the IGIS considers appropriate:

                     (c)  on the IGIS’s own initiative; or

                     (d)  if the agency is not the IGIS—on application made by the principal officer of the agency; or

                     (e)  on application made by the discloser.

110  Section 58 (note)

After “intelligence agency”, insert “, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to that agency’s intelligence functions”.

111  After paragraph 63(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  assisting, in relation to the intelligence functions of ACIC or AUSTRAC:

                              (i)  principal officers of that agency; and

                             (ii)  authorised officers of that agency; and

                            (iii)  public officials who belong to that agency; and

                            (iv)  former public officials who belonged to that agency;

                            in relation to the operation of this Act; and

112  After paragraph 63(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  conducting educational and awareness programs relating to this Act, in relation to the intelligence functions of ACIC or AUSTRAC, to the extent to which this Act relates to:

                              (i)  that agency; and

                             (ii)  public officials who belong to that agency; and

                            (iii)  former public officials who belonged to that agency; and

113  Section 63 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          Section 8A of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 extends the IGIS’s functions to cover disclosures of information allocated under section 43 of this Act (whether or not they are allocated to the IGIS), if the disclosable conduct with which the information is concerned relates to an intelligence agency, or ACIC or AUSTRAC in relation to the intelligence functions of the agency.

114  Transitional—section 52 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

The amendment of section 52 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 made by this Part does not affect the continuity of a period that was extended, or further extended, under subsection 52(4) of that Act before the commencement of this item.

Division 2—Repeal of items from the Surveillance Act if this Act commences first

Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2020

115  Items 33 and 34 and 39 to 112 of Schedule 2

Repeal the items.

Division 3—Amendments commencing after the Surveillance Act commences if this Act commences first

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

116  Subsection 11(3) (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

117  Paragraph 20(4C)(a)

Before “or AUSTRAC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

118  Subsection 46PZ(1)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

119  Subsection 3(1) (after paragraph (ea) of the definition of head)

Insert:

                   (eb)  in relation to the Australian Federal Police—the Commissioner of Police; or

120  Subsection 3(1) (at the end of paragraph (b) of the definition of intelligence agency)

Add:

                          ; (iii)  the Australian Federal Police.

121  Subsection 3(1) (definition of intelligence function)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

intelligence function:

                     (a)  for ACIC—means the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by ACIC for the purpose of performing its functions under section 7A of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (except in relation to Indigenous violence or child abuse within the meaning of that Act), including the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, conferred on a law enforcement officer of ACIC by the network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004; or

                     (b)  for AUSTRAC—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by AUSTRAC for the purposes of the AUSTRAC CEO performing the CEO’s financial intelligence functions under the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006; or

                             (ii)  a function performed by AUSTRAC, the AUSTRAC CEO or any other official of AUSTRAC referred to in paragraph 209(4)(c) of that Act that is incidental to the CEO’s financial intelligence functions; or

                     (c)  for the Australian Federal Police—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence obtained by the Australian Federal Police from the execution of a network activity warrant under the Surveillance Devices Act 2004; or

                             (ii)  the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, conferred on a law enforcement officer of the Australian Federal Police by the network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

122  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

law enforcement officer, when used in relation to the Australian Federal Police or ACIC, has the same meaning as in the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

network activity warrant has the same meaning as in the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 means:

                     (a)  Division 6 of Part 2 of that Act; or

                     (b)  the remaining provisions of that Act so far as they relate to network activity warrants.

123  Subsection 8(3A) (heading)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

124  Subsection 8(3A)

After “ACIC” (first occurring), insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

125  Subsection 8(5)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

126  Paragraph 8(5A)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

127  At the end of paragraph 8A(1)(b)

Add “; and”.

128  After paragraph 8A(1)(b)

Insert:

                     (c)  if the intelligence agency is the Australian Federal Police—the conduct relates to that agency’s intelligence functions;

129  Subsection 8A(1)

After “so relates”, insert “as described in paragraph (b)”.

130  Paragraph 8A(4)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

131  Paragraph 15(3)(a)

After “ACIC” (wherever occurring), insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

132  Paragraph 21(1B)(a)

After “ACIC” (wherever occurring), insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

133  Paragraph 32A(1)(e)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

134  Paragraph 32A(5)(aa)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

135  Paragraph 32B(1A)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

136  Subparagraph 32B(1A)(b)(i)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

137  Subsection 5(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of law enforcement secrecy provision)

Omit “section 45”, substitute “sections 45 and 45B”.

Ombudsman Act 1976

138  Section 5B

Before “or AUSTRAC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

139  Paragraph 6F(1)(a)

Before “or AUSTRAC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Privacy Act 1988

140  Section 49B

After “ACC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

141  Section 8 (definition of intelligence function)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

142  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, subparagraph (ca)(i))

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

143  Section 42 (note 2)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

144  Subparagraph 43(3)(a)(iii)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

145  Paragraphs 44(1A)(a) and (b)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

146  Section 46 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

147  Paragraph 50A(1)(c)

Before “or AUSTRAC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

148  Subparagraph 50A(2)(b)(ii)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

149  Paragraph 52(4)(b)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

150  Section 58 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

151  Paragraph 63(aa)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

152  Paragraph 63(ba)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

153  Section 63 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

Division 4—Amendments required if Surveillance Act commences first

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

154  Subsection 11(3) (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

155  Subsection 20(1) (note)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

156  After subparagraph 20(4C)(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  an act or practice of AUSTRAC; or

157  Subsection 46P(1) (note 2)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

158  Subsection 46PZ(1)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

159  Subsection 46PZ(1)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

160  Subsection 3(1) (after paragraph (ea) of the definition of head)

Insert:

                   (eb)  in relation to AUSTRAC—the AUSTRAC CEO; or

161  Subsection 3(1) (definition of intelligence agency)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

intelligence agency means:

                     (a)  ASIO, ASIS, AGO, DIO, ASD or ONI; or

                     (b)  the following agencies that have an intelligence function:

                              (i)  ACIC;

                             (ii)  the Australian Federal Police;

                            (iii)  AUSTRAC.

162  Subsection 3(1) (definition of intelligence function)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

intelligence function:

                     (a)  for ACIC—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by ACIC for the purpose of performing its functions under section 7A of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (except in relation to Indigenous violence or child abuse within the meaning of that Act), including the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, conferred on a law enforcement officer of ACIC by the network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004; or

                     (b)  for AUSTRAC—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence by AUSTRAC for the purposes of the AUSTRAC CEO performing the CEO’s financial intelligence functions under the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006; or

                             (ii)  a function performed by AUSTRAC, the AUSTRAC CEO or any other official of AUSTRAC referred to in paragraph 209(4)(c) of that Act that is incidental to the CEO’s financial intelligence functions; or

                     (c)  for the Australian Federal Police—means:

                              (i)  the collection, correlation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence obtained by the Australian Federal Police from the execution of a network activity warrant under the Surveillance Devices Act 2004; or

                             (ii)  the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, conferred on a law enforcement officer of the Australian Federal Police by the network activity warrant provisions of the Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

163  Before subsection 8(3A)

Insert:

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to ACIC, the Australian Federal Police and AUSTRAC

164  Subsection 8(3A)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

165  Paragraph 8(3A)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  in response to a complaint made to the Inspector‑General by a person who is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident (within the meaning of the Intelligence Services Act 2001);

166  After subsection 8(3B)

Insert:

Intelligence agency inquiry functions in relation to complaints about employment, contracts and related matters

167  Subsection 8(5)

Omit “or ONI”, substitute “or AUSTRAC, or by a Public Service Act ONI employee,”.

168  Paragraph 8(5A)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

169  Paragraph 8A(4)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, the Australian Federal Police”.

170  Subsection 9AA(b)

Omit “and 8(2)(a)(ii)”, substitute “, 8(2)(a)(ii) and 8(3)(a)(ii)”.

171  Subsection 9A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  For the purposes of conducting an inspection of an intelligence agency under subsection (1), the Inspector‑General or a member of staff assisting the Inspector‑General referred to in paragraph 32(1)(a):

                     (a)  may, at all reasonable times, enter and remain on any premises (including any land or place) (except premises occupied in another country by ASIS); and

                     (b)  may, at all reasonable times, enter and remain on any premises (including any land or place) occupied in another country by ASIS if the Director‑General of ASIS and the Inspector‑General have made arrangements relating to entry under this section; and

                     (c)  is entitled to all reasonable facilities and assistance that the head of the agency is capable of providing; and

                     (d)  is entitled to full and free access at all reasonable times to any information, documents or other property of the agency; and

                     (e)  may examine, make copies of or take extracts from any information or documents.

172  Subsection 10(1) (note 1)

Omit “32AE”, substitute “32AH”.

173  Subsection 11(4A) (note)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

174  Paragraph 15(3)(a)

After “ACIC” (wherever occurring), insert “, AUSTRAC”.

175  Paragraph 21(1B)(a)

After “ACIC” (wherever occurring), insert “, AUSTRAC”.

176  Part IIIA

Repeal the Part, substitute:

Part IIIARelationships with other agencies and information sharing

Division 1Avoiding duplication of oversight

32AB  Avoiding duplication of oversight

             (1)  For the purpose of avoiding duplicating oversight of matters by both:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General; and

                     (b)  an integrity body or the Auditor‑General;

the Inspector‑General must have regard to the functions of those bodies and the Auditor‑General.

             (2)  The Inspector‑General may consult an integrity body, or the Auditor‑General, in relation to a particular matter if the Inspector‑General considers it appropriate to do so for the purpose of avoiding more than one inquiry being conducted into the matter.

Division 2Sharing information with the Inspector‑General

32AC  Protection for persons providing information voluntarily to the Inspector‑General

             (1)  This section applies in relation to a person if the person voluntarily provides, or makes available, information or documents to the Inspector‑General for any of the following purposes:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General conducting an inspection under section 9A;

                     (b)  making a complaint under Division 2 of Part II;

                     (c)  the Inspector‑General conducting a preliminary inquiry under section 14, or any other action taken by the Inspector‑General for the purpose of deciding whether to inquire into a matter;

                     (d)  the Inspector‑General conducting an inquiry under Division 3 of Part II.

Person not liable to penalties or prosecution under other Commonwealth laws

             (2)  The person is not (subject to subsections (5) and (6)) liable to a penalty or to be prosecuted for an offence under a provision of any other law of the Commonwealth for providing or making available the information or documents.

Use immunity

             (3)  The information or documents, and the providing or making available of the information or documents, are not (subject to subsection (5)) admissible in evidence against the person in any court or in any proceedings before a person authorised to hear evidence.

Legal professional privilege

             (4)  The providing or making available of the information or documents does not affect any legal professional privilege that is, or may be, claimed by any person in relation to the information or documents.

Exceptions

             (5)  Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply in relation to proceedings for an offence against:

                     (a)  section 137.1 or 137.2 (false or misleading information and documents), 145.1 (using forged document) or 149.1 (obstructing Commonwealth officials) of the Criminal Code, to the extent that that offence relates to this Act; or

                     (b)  Division 3 of Part III of the Crimes Act 1914 (offences relating to evidence and witnesses), to the extent that that offence relates to this Act; or

                     (c)  section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914, or section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code, in relation to an offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection.

             (6)  Subsection (2) does not apply if the provision referred to in that subsection:

                     (a)  is enacted after the commencement of this section; and

                     (b)  is expressed to have effect despite this section.

Note:          This section applies subject to section 90 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006.

32AD  Security of Commonwealth agency information and documents

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  the Inspector‑General requires access to information or documents in the possession of a Commonwealth agency for the purposes of conducting:

                              (i)  an inspection under section 9A; or

                             (ii)  a preliminary inquiry under section 14, or any other action taken by the Inspector‑General for the purpose of deciding whether to inquire into a matter; or

                            (iii)  an inquiry under Division 3 of Part II; and

                     (b)  the information or documents have a national security or other protective security classification; and

                     (c)  the Inspector‑General intends to do any of the following for the purposes of exercising powers or performing functions or duties as the Inspector‑General:

                              (i)  remove the documents from the possession of the agency;

                             (ii)  make copies or take extracts from the information or documents;

                            (iii)  examine or otherwise make use of the information or documents.

             (2)  The Inspector‑General must make arrangements to protect from unauthorised disclosure:

                     (a)  the information, documents, copies or extracts; and

                     (b)  any other information obtained from the documents, copies or extracts;

taking into account any advice provided by the head of the relevant agency.

32AE  Authorisation for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988

             (1)  This section applies for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988, including as it applies in relation to a service provider under section 187LA of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

             (2)  A person is authorised to give or make available personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988) to an IGIS official for the purpose of the IGIS official performing a function or exercising a power as an IGIS official.

Division 3Information sharing by the Inspector‑General

32AF  Information sharing with integrity bodies

             (1)  The Inspector‑General may share information or documents with an integrity body (the receiving body) if:

                     (a)  the information or documents are obtained by an IGIS official in the course of exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, as an IGIS official; and

                     (b)  the information or documents are relevant to the receiving body’s functions; and

                     (c)  the Inspector‑General is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the receiving body has satisfactory arrangements in place for protecting the information or documents.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the Inspector‑General may share information or documents with an integrity body whether or not the Inspector‑General is transferring a complaint or part of a complaint to the integrity body.

             (3)  Without limiting paragraph (1)(c) or subsection 32AD(2), the Inspector‑General may make arrangements with the head of an intelligence agency in relation to protecting information or documents provided to the Inspector‑General by the agency.

32AG  Transferring complaints to other integrity bodies

                   If the Inspector‑General decides under subsection 11(4A) not to inquire into, or not to inquire further into, a complaint or part of a complaint in relation to action taken by an intelligence agency, the Inspector‑General may transfer all or part of the complaint to the integrity body for the complaint.

Note:          The complaint is taken to have been made under the Act establishing the integrity body (see sections 46PZ of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, 23A of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006, 5B of the Ombudsman Act 1976 and 49B of the Privacy Act 1988).

32AH  Complaints transferred by integrity bodies

                   For the purposes of this Act, a complaint is taken to have been made to the Inspector‑General under this Act if all or part of the complaint is transferred (however described) to the Inspector‑General by an integrity body.

Note:          Complaints may be transferred to the Inspector‑General under subsections 20(4C) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, 6F(3) of the Ombudsman Act 1976 and 50(3) of the Privacy Act 1988, and paragraph 110C(3)(b) of the Defence Act 1903.

177  Paragraph 32A(1)(e)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

178  Paragraph 32A(5)(aa)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

179  Paragraph 32B(1A)(a)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

180  Subparagraph 32B(1A)(b)(i)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

181  Section 34B

Repeal the section.

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

182  Paragraph 23A(a)

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

183  Subsection 90(8)

Omit “32AC”, substitute “32AF”.

Ombudsman Act 1976

184  After paragraph 5B(b)

Insert:

               ; or (c)  AUSTRAC;

185  Section 5B

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

186  After subparagraph 6F(1)(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  AUSTRAC; or

Privacy Act 1988

187  Section 49B

After “ACC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

188  Section 49B

Omit “32AD”, substitute “32AG”.

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

189  Section 8 (definition of intelligence function)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

190  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, paragraph (c))

Before “if”, insert “except if paragraph (ca) applies,”.

191  Section 34 (table item 1, column 2, subparagraph (ca)(i))

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

192  Section 42 (note 2)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

193  Subparagraph 43(3)(a)(iii)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

194  Paragraphs 44(1A)(a) and (b)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

195  Section 46 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

196  Paragraph 50A(1)(c)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

197  Subparagraph 50A(2)(b)(ii)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

198  Paragraph 52(4)(b)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

199  Section 58 (note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

200  Paragraph 63(aa)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

201  Paragraph 63(ba)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

202  Section 63 (paragraph (b) of the note)

After “ACIC”, insert “, AUSTRAC”.

Schedule 3Application and transitional provisions

  

1  Application—main amendments of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

General application provision

(1)       The amendments of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 made by Part 1 of Schedule 1, or Division 1, 3 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2, to this Act apply (subject to this item) in relation to inquiries under that Act:

                     (a)  commenced after the commencement of that Part or Division (whether in response to a complaint, a request or on the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security’s own motion); and

                     (b)  into complaints made to the Inspector‑General before the commencement of that Part or Division (except in relation to action taken by ONI or DIO) if:

                              (i)  the Inspector‑General has not completed any preliminary inquiries under section 14 of that Act before that time; or

                             (ii)  the Inspector‑General has not made a decision on whether to commence an inquiry before that time;

whether the action to which the inquiry relates was taken before or after that commencement.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not relate to a disclosure of information which has been allocated under section 43 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 before that commencement.

Appointments as Inspector‑General

(3)       The amendments of section 30 of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 made by Part 1 of Schedule 1 apply in relation to any appointment that is in force immediately before, or made after, the commencement of that Part.

Amendments relating to giving information etc.

(4)       The amendments of section 18 of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, apply in relation to any information or document given or produced, or question answered, after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 (whether in compliance with a notice given, or in relation to information or a document obtained, before or after that commencement).

(5)       Section 32AF of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 applies in relation to any information or document shared after the commencement of Division 1 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2 (whether the information or document is obtained before or after that commencement).

Obligations on Inspector‑General

(6)       Section 17A of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 applies in relation to any inspection, preliminary inquiry or inquiry (as the case requires) begun after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1.

(7)       Despite the repeal of subsection 17(10) of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 by Part 1 of Schedule 1, that subsection continues to apply, after the commencement of that Part, in relation to inquiries begun before that commencement, whether or not the opinion mentioned in that subsection was formed before or after that commencement.

Arrangements and agreements of Inspector‑General

(8)       Sections 32AAC and 32AAD of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 do not affect any arrangement or agreement that is made before the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1.

(9)       Section 32AB of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 applies in relation to any functions performed after the commencement of Division 1 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2.

Protection for persons providing information

(10)     Section 32AC of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 applies in relation to any information or document provided or made available, whether before or after the commencement of Division 1 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2.

Security of Commonwealth agency information and documents

(11)     Section 32AD of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 applies in relation to any inspection, preliminary inquiry, other action or inquiry begun after the commencement of Division 1 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2.

(12)     Despite the repeal of section 20 of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 by Part 1 of Schedule 1, that section continues to apply, after the commencement of that Part, in relation to any inquiry begun before that commencement.

Authorisation for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988

(13)     Section 32AE of the of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 applies in relation to any personal information given or made available after the commencement of Division 1 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2 (whether or not the information was obtained before or after that commencement).

Transferring complaints

(14)     Section 32AG of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 applies in relation to any complaints made after the commencement of Division 1 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2 (whether the action to which the complaint relates was taken before or after that commencement).

Obtaining reports

(15)     The amendments of section 32A of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 made by Division 1 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to this Act apply in relation to reports given on or after the commencement of that Division.

Giving directions and guidelines

(16)     The amendments of section 32B of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 apply in relation to any direction or guideline that is:

                     (a)  given after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1, or Division 1 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2; or

                     (b)  in force immediately before that commencement.

Evidential burden

(17)     Section 34B of the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 applies in relation to prosecutions for offences commenced after the commencement of Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 2 (whether in relation to offences committed or alleged to be committed before or after that commencement).

2  Application—amendments of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 in Part 1 of Schedule 1

(1)       The amendments of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 made by Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this Act apply (subject to subitem (2)) in relation to the performance of any functions by AUSTRAC after the commencement of that Part.

(2)       The amendments of clause 7 of Schedule 1 to the Intelligence Services Act 2001 apply in relation to any report presented to a House of the Parliament after the commencement of that Part (whether in relation to information obtained before or after that commencement).

3  Application of amendments in Part 2 of Schedule 1

(1)       The amendments made by Part 2 of Schedule 1 to this Act apply (subject to this item) in relation to the making, disclosing or using (however described) of information, documents or records (however described) after the commencement of that Part (whether the information, documents or records were obtained before or after that time).

(2)       The amendments of section 19A of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 apply in relation to requests made after that commencement.

(3)       The amendments of subsection 25A(4), and subsection 25A(4A), of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 apply in relation to examinations conducted after that commencement.

(4)       Subsections 25A(14B) and (14C) of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 apply in relation to uses or disclosures of examination material after that commencement (whether the material was created or obtained before or after that commencement).

4  Application of amendments in Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 2

(1)       The amendments made by Division 1 or 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to this Act apply in relation to the making, disclosing or using (however described) of information, documents or records (however described) after the commencement of that Division (whether the information, documents or records were obtained before or after that time).

(2)       The amendments made by Division 1 or 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 apply in relation to inquiries under the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986:

                     (a)  commenced after the commencement of that Division (whether in response to a complaint, a request or on the Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security’s own motion); and

                     (b)  into complaints made to the Inspector‑General before the commencement of that Division (except in relation to action taken by ONI or DIO) if:

                              (i)  the Inspector‑General has not completed any preliminary inquiries under section 14 of that Act before that time; or

                             (ii)  the Inspector‑General has not made a decision on whether to commence an inquiry before that time;

whether the action to which the inquiry relates was taken before or after that commencement.

5  Application of certain amendments in Part 3 of Schedule 2

            The amendments of subsection 43(3) and sections 44, 50A and 52 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 made by Division 1, 3 or 4 of Part 3 of Schedule 2 apply in relation to public interest disclosures made after the commencement of that Division (whether in relation to conduct that occurred before or after that commencement).