Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996

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Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996

Public Act1996 No 47
Date of assent1 July 1996
Commencementsee section 1(2)

Note

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

1 Short Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

3 Act to bind the Crown

4 Object

Inspector-General and Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

5 Inspector-General and Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

6 Term of office

7 Removal of Inspector-General

8 Remuneration and allowances

9 Disclosure of interests

10 Staff

Functions of Inspector-General

11 Functions of Inspector-General

12 Consultation

13 Requirements of security

14 Matters occurring before commencement of Act

15 Jurisdiction of courts and other agencies not affected

Advisory panel

15A Advisory panel established

15B Function of advisory panel

15C Membership of advisory panel

15D Remuneration of appointed members of advisory panel

15E Clerical and secretarial services

15F Advisory panel to determine own procedure

Complaints

16 Mode of complaint

17 Power of Inspector-General to refuse to inquire into complaint

18 Disclosures to Inspector-General by employees of intelligence and security agencies

Procedure

19 Proceedings of Inspector-General

20 Powers in relation to security records

21 Power of entry

22 Power to hear evidence in private

23 Powers of Inspector-General in relation to inquiries

24 Proceedings privileged

25 Reports in relation to inquiries

25A Publication of Inspector-General's reports under section 25

26 Disclosure

27 Reports by Inspector-General

28 Secrecy

29 Publication

Amendments to Ombudsmen Act 1975

30 Referral of complaint to Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

31 Consultation with Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Amendments to Privacy Act 1993

32 Referral of complaint to Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

33 Consultation with Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

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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