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INTELLIGENCE SERVICES ACT 2001


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   3A.     References to Ministers  
   4.      Extension to external Territories  
   5.      Application of Criminal Code  

   PART 2--FUNCTIONS OF THE AGENCIES

           Division 1--Functions of the agencies

   6.      Functions of ASIS  
   6A.     Committee to be advised of other activities  
   6B.     Functions of AGO  
   7.      Functions of ASD  
   8.      Ministerial directions  
   9.      Ministerial authorisation  
   9A.     Authorisations in an emergency--Ministerial authorisations  
   9B.     Authorisations in an emergency--Ministers unavailable  
   9C.     Authorisations in an emergency--Attorney-General unavailable  
   10.     Period during which authorisation given under section 9 has effect etc.  
   10A.    Agency heads must report on authorised activities  
   11.     Limits on agencies' functions  
   12.     Limits on agencies' activities  
   12A.    Special responsibilities of Director and Directors-General  

           Division 2--Cooperation

   13.     Cooperation with other authorities in connection with performance of agency's own functions  
   13A.    Cooperation with intelligence agencies etc. in connection with performance of their functions  

           Division 3--Activities undertaken in relation to ASIO

   13B.    Activities undertaken in relation to ASIO  
   13C.    Authorised persons for activities undertaken in relation to ASIO  
   13D.    Certain acts not permitted  
   13E.    Director-General of ASIS to be satisfied of certain matters  
   13F.    Other matters relating to activities undertaken in relation to ASIO  
   13G.    Guidelines relating to activities undertaken in relation to ASIO  

           Division 4--Other

   14.     Liability for certain acts  
   15.     Rules to protect privacy of Australians  

   PART 3--ESTABLISHMENT OF ASIS AND ROLE OF DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF ASIS

           Division 1--Establishment and control of ASIS

   16.     Establishment of ASIS on a statutory basis  
   17.     Appointment of Director-General of ASIS  
   18.     Control of ASIS  
   19.     Briefing the Leader of the Opposition about ASIS  

           Division 2--Administrative provisions relating to the Director-General of ASIS

   20.     Period of appointment  
   21.     Remuneration etc.  
   22.     Resignation  
   23.     Termination of appointment  
   24.     Acting Director-General of ASIS  
   25.     Outside employment  
   27.     Delegation  

   PART 3A--ESTABLISHMENT OF ASD AND ROLE OF DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF ASD

           Division 1--Establishment and control of ASD

   27A.    Establishment of ASD on a statutory basis  
   27B.    Appointment of Director-General of ASD  
   27C.    Control of ASD  
   27D.    Briefing the Leader of the Opposition about ASD  

           Division 2--Administrative provisions relating to the Director-General of ASD

   27E.    Basis and period of appointment  
   27F.    Remuneration  
   27G.    Resignation  
   27H.    Termination of appointment  
   27J.    Acting appointments  
   27K.    Leave of absence  
   27L.    Outside employment  
   27M.    Other terms and conditions  
   27N.    Delegation by Director-General of ASD  

   PART 4--COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY

   28.     Committee on Intelligence and Security  
   29.     Functions of the Committee  
   30.     Agency heads and Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security to brief the Committee  
   31.     Annual report  
   32.     Schedule 1  

   PART 5--STAFF OF ASIS

   33.     Employment of staff  
   34.     Engagement of consultants  
   35.     Applicability of principles of Public Service Act 1999  
   36.     Special provisions relating to existing staff  
   36A.    Voluntary moves to APS  
   37.     Staff grievances  
   38.     Application of Crimes Act  

   PART 5A--STAFF OF ASD

   38A.    Employment of staff  
   38B.    Consultants  
   38C.    Contracted service providers  
   38D.    Secondment of employees of ASD  
   38E.    Secondment of persons to ASD  
   38F.    Applicability of principles of the Public Service Act 1999  
   38G.    Voluntary moves to APS  
   38H.    Staff grievances  

   PART 6--MISCELLANEOUS

           Division 1--Secrecy

   39.     Communication of certain information--ASIS  
   39A.    Communication of certain information--AGO  
   40.     Communication of certain information--ASD  
   40B.    Communication of certain information--DIO  
   40C.    Unauthorised dealing with records--ASIS  
   40D.    Unauthorised recording of information or matter--ASIS  
   40E.    Unauthorised dealing with records--AGO  
   40F.    Unauthorised recording of information or matter--AGO  
   40G.    Unauthorised dealing with records--ASD  
   40H.    Unauthorised recording of information or matter--ASD  
   40L.    Unauthorised dealing with records--DIO  
   40M.    Unauthorised recording of information or matter--DIO  
   41.     Publication of identity of staff  
   41A.    Offences against this Division--general rules  
   41B.    Offences against this Division--IGIS officials  

           Division 2--Other matters

   42.     Annual report--ASIS  
   42A.    Annual report--ASD  
   43.     Regulations  
           SCHEDULE 1 Committee on Intelligence and Security
           SCHEDULE 2 Activities excepted under subsection 6(5) of the Act
           SCHEDULE 3 Activities excepted under subsection 6(5A) of the Act


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