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Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

Section 94 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (ASIO Act) requires that ASIO’s annual report include statements on the Organisation’s questioning warrants and questioning and detention warrants, special intelligence operation authorisations, and telecommunications data access authorisations.

The statement on questioning warrants and questioning and detention warrants is provided at Appendix J: report on the use of questioning warrants and questioning and detention warrants. To ensure compliance with the determination made by the Minister for Finance under section 105D of the PGPA Act, and to avoid prejudice to ASIO’s activities, Appendix K relating to special intelligence operation authorities, Appendix L relating to telecommunications data access authorisations, Appendix M relating to use of technical assistance requests, technical assistance notices and technical capability notices and Appendix N relating to use of special powers under warrant have been removed from the annual report tabled in parliament.

These classified appendices will be separately provided to ASIO’s minister and, as required by the ASIO Act, to the Leader of the Opposition.

Copies of the classified appendices will also be provided to the Attorney-General, the IGIS, and the INSLM. Appendix L relating to telecommunications data access authorisations will also be provided to the PJCIS.