Supplementary Order Paper No 328

No 328

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Government Communication Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments to SOP 308

Dr Russel Norman, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 9

In new section 12(3)(ba) after issued in the second place it appears (on page 1), insert and the number of individuals that the warrants apply to.

In new section 12(3)(ca) after issued in the second place it appears (on page 1), insert and the number of individuals that the authorisations apply to.

In new section 12(3)(cb) after instances (on page 1) insert and individuals involved.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends Supplementary Order Paper 308 in the name of Hon Peter Dunne. It amends the provisions relating to the GCSB’s annual report. The amendments require the annual report to contain the following additional information: the number of interception warrants and access authorisations issued during the year that the annual report relates to and the number of individuals included in the warrants and authorisations, and whether advice and assistance has been provided to other agencies during the year to which the annual report relates and, if so, the number of instances and individuals included. It is vitally important to know how many individual people are included in any warrants or authorisations issued by the GCSB.