An Act to enable the Tasmania Police Service to be declared an agency for the purposes of the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 of the Commonwealth and for related purposes [Royal Assent 16 July 1999]

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 Act No. 114 of 1979 as amended This compilation was prepared on 28 March 2011 taking into account amendments up to Act No. 4 of 2011 The text of any of those amendments not in force on that date is appended in the Notes section The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be The Department of Home Affairs administers the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) and the Surveillances Devices Act 2004 (SD Act). The TIA Act protects the privacy of Australians by prohibiting interception of communications and access to stored communications. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 Annual Report 2018–19 sets out the extent and circumstances in which eligible Commonwealth, State and Territory government agencies have used the powers available under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (the TIA Act) between 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019. This is a compilation of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 18 February 2020 (the compilation date). The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law. Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 Act No. 114 of 1979 as amended This compilation was prepared on 6 February 2004 taking into account amendments up to Act No. 113 of 2003 The text of any of those amendments not in force on that date is appended in the Notes section The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be

Regulating Telecommunications Interception and Access in

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Long Title CHAPTER 1--Introduction PART 1-1--PRELIMINARY 1.Short title 2.Commencement 4.Act binds the Crown 4A.Application of the Criminal Code 4B.Application to Norfolk Island PART 1-2--INTERPRETATION 5.Interpretation 5AA. Eligible Commonwealth authority declarations 5AB. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

The implementation of the contentious Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) has been the subject of a rough debate in the Australian parliament.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT … TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 5 Interpretation (1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears: "ACC" means the Australian Crime Commission. "ACC Act" means the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002. "access" , in relation to a stored communication, has the meaning given by section 6AA. Telecommunications interception and surveillance