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senate vote 2014-11-26#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-11-28 18:36:43

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  • The majority supported passing the [bill](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/s982) in the Senate (in parliamentary jargon, they voted to give the bill a [third reading](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html)). The bill will now go to the House of Representatives to see if the [members of parliament](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_of_parliament#Australia) (MPs) agree with the senators and also want to pass the bill. If they do, the bill will become law.
  • ### Background to the bill
  • This [bill](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/s982) is the third that has been introduced since mid-2014. A number of incidents have happened before and during the course of the introduction of these bills.
  • There was [one of the biggest counter-terrorism operations](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-18/authorities-thwart-beheading-plot-in-australias-biggest-raid/5754276) in Australian history. The Prime Minister [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott) also confirmed that Australia would be [sending the military to Iraq](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-15/special-forces-could-move-into-iraq-within-days-abbott/5815534) to fight the [Islamic State](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant) (IS) (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)).
  • The scope of this bill is narrower than the earlier two but, as mentioned above, some of its measures are "significant and warrant close scrutiny" (see [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd050)). In particular, the proposed expansion of the [control order](http://www.ag.gov.au/NationalSecurity/Counterterrorismlaw/Pages/Controlorders.aspx) regime and measures that would allow the heads of [Australian Secret Intelligence Service](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Secret_Intelligence_Service) (ASIS), [Australian Signals Directorate](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Signals_Directorate) (ASD) and [Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Geospatial-Intelligence_Organisation) (AGO) to authorise activities in place of ministers in emergency circumstances.
  • The scope of this bill is narrower than the earlier two but some of its measures are "significant and warrant close scrutiny" (see [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd050)). In particular, the proposed expansion of the [control order](http://www.ag.gov.au/NationalSecurity/Counterterrorismlaw/Pages/Controlorders.aspx) regime and measures that would allow the heads of [Australian Secret Intelligence Service](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Secret_Intelligence_Service) (ASIS), [Australian Signals Directorate](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Signals_Directorate) (ASD) and [Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Geospatial-Intelligence_Organisation) (AGO) to authorise activities in place of ministers in emergency circumstances.
senate vote 2014-11-26#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-11-28 14:57:38

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  • Bills — Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 Third Reading (pass the bill)
  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Description

  • The majority of senators voted Yes to Senator Brandis’s motion to pass the [Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/s982), which means the bill was passed.
  • The majority supported passing the [bill](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/s982) in the Senate (in parliamentary jargon, they voted to give the bill a [third reading](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html)). The bill will now go to the House of Representatives to see if the [members of parliament](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_of_parliament#Australia) (MPs) agree with the senators and also want to pass the bill. If they do, the bill will become law.
  • [Parliament’s summary](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/s982) of the Bill:
  • ### Background to the bill
  • > Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: enable the Australian Federal Police to request, and an issuing court to make, a control order in relation to those who ‘enable’ and those who ‘recruit’; reduce the information required to be provided to the Attorney-General when seeking consent to request an interim control order; extend the time before the material provided to an issuing court must be provided to the Attorney-General where a request for an urgent interim control order has been made to an issuing court; require the Attorney-General to advise the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security before amending a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation and to allow the committee to review any proposed change during the disallowance period; and Intelligence Services Act 2001 to: provide that it is a function of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) to provide assistance to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in support of military operations and to cooperate with the ADF on intelligence matters; and remedy limitations in the arrangements for emergency ministerial authorisations which apply to ASIS, the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation.
  • This [bill](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/s982) is the third that has been introduced since mid-2014. A number of incidents have happened before and during the course of the introduction of these bills.
  • There was [one of the biggest counter-terrorism operations](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-18/authorities-thwart-beheading-plot-in-australias-biggest-raid/5754276) in Australian history. The Prime Minister [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott) also confirmed that Australia would be [sending the military to Iraq](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-15/special-forces-could-move-into-iraq-within-days-abbott/5815534) to fight the [Islamic State](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant) (IS) (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)).
  • The scope of this bill is narrower than the earlier two but, as mentioned above, some of its measures are "significant and warrant close scrutiny" (see [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd050)). In particular, the proposed expansion of the [control order](http://www.ag.gov.au/NationalSecurity/Counterterrorismlaw/Pages/Controlorders.aspx) regime and measures that would allow the heads of [Australian Secret Intelligence Service](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Secret_Intelligence_Service) (ASIS), [Australian Signals Directorate](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Signals_Directorate) (ASD) and [Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Geospatial-Intelligence_Organisation) (AGO) to authorise activities in place of ministers in emergency circumstances.
senate vote 2014-11-26#4

Edited by Luke Bacon

on 2014-11-27 15:15:42

Title

  • Bills — Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014; Third Reading
  • Bills — Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 Third Reading (pass the bill)

Description

  • <p class="speaker">George Brandis</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That this bill be now read a third time.</p>
  • The majority of senators voted Yes to Senator Brandis’s motion to pass the [Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/s982), which means the bill was passed.
  • [Parliament’s summary](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/s982) of the Bill:
  • > Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: enable the Australian Federal Police to request, and an issuing court to make, a control order in relation to those who ‘enable’ and those who ‘recruit’; reduce the information required to be provided to the Attorney-General when seeking consent to request an interim control order; extend the time before the material provided to an issuing court must be provided to the Attorney-General where a request for an urgent interim control order has been made to an issuing court; require the Attorney-General to advise the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security before amending a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation and to allow the committee to review any proposed change during the disallowance period; and Intelligence Services Act 2001 to: provide that it is a function of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) to provide assistance to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in support of military operations and to cooperate with the ADF on intelligence matters; and remedy limitations in the arrangements for emergency ministerial authorisations which apply to ASIS, the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation.