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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 59B

Notification to Ombudsman by Commonwealth agencies in relation to control order warrants

             (1)  Within 6 months after a control order warrant is issued in response to an application by a Commonwealth agency, the chief officer of the agency must:

                     (a)  notify the Ombudsman that the warrant has been issued; and

                     (b)  give to the Ombudsman a copy of the warrant.

             (2)  As soon as practicable after an officer of a Commonwealth agency contravenes any of the following conditions, restrictions or provisions, the chief officer of the agency must notify the Ombudsman of the contravention:

                     (a)  a condition or restriction specified in a control order warrant under subsection 49(2);

                     (b)  paragraph 57(1)(b), to the extent it applies to a control order warrant;

                     (c)  subsection 63(1), to the extent it applies to lawfully intercepted information obtained under a control order warrant;

                     (d)  subsection 63(2), to the extent it applies to interception warrant information that relates to a control order warrant;

                     (e)  section 79, to the extent it applies to a restricted record obtained under a control order warrant;

                      (f)  section 79AA;

                     (g)  subsection 103B(4).

             (3)  A failure to comply with subsection (1) or (2) does not affect the validity of a control order warrant.



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