Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996

Reprint as at 4 April 2016

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Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996

Public Act
 
1996 No 47
Date of assent
 
1 July 1996
Commencement
 
see section 1(2)
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Contents

Title
1Short Title and commencement
2Interpretation
3Act to bind the Crown
4Object
5Inspector-General and Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
6Term of office
7Removal of Inspector-General
8Remuneration and allowances
9Disclosure of interests
10Staff
11Functions of Inspector-General
12Consultation
13Requirements of security
14Matters occurring before commencement of Act
15Jurisdiction of courts and other agencies not affected
15AAdvisory panel established
15BFunction of advisory panel
15CMembership of advisory panel
15DRemuneration of appointed members of advisory panel
15EClerical and secretarial services
15FAdvisory panel to determine own procedure
16Mode of complaint
17Power of Inspector-General to refuse to inquire into complaint
18Disclosures to Inspector-General by employees of intelligence and security agencies
19Proceedings of Inspector-General
20Powers in relation to security records
21Power of entry
22Power to hear evidence in private
23Powers of Inspector-General in relation to inquiries
24Proceedings privileged
25Reports in relation to inquiries
25APublication of Inspector-General’s reports under section 25
26Disclosure
27Reports by Inspector-General
28Secrecy
29Publication
30Referral of complaint to Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
31Consultation with Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
32Referral of complaint to Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
33Consultation with Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
Reprint notes

An Act to increase the level of oversight and review of intelligence and security agencies by providing for the appointment of an Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security