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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 185E

Reports on access to retained data

The Organisation

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security gives to the Minister a report under section 22 or 25A of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; and

                     (b)  the report relates (wholly or partly) to the purpose or manner of access to retained data by means of one or more authorisations under Division 3 of Part 4-1 of this Act;

the Minister must, as soon as practicable, cause a copy of the report to be given to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

             (2)  The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security may request a briefing from the Inspector-General on the authorisation or authorisations.

Australian Federal Police

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  the Ombudsman gives to the Minister a report under section 186J of this Act; and

                     (b)  the report relates (wholly or partly) to the purpose or manner of access to retained data by means of one or more authorisations under Division 4 or 4A of Part 4-1 of this Act; and

                     (c)  the authorisation or authorisations were made by one or more authorised officers of the Australian Federal Police;

the Minister must, as soon as practicable, cause a copy of the report to be given to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

             (4)  The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security may request a briefing from the Ombudsman on the authorisation or authorisations.



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