Here’s the latest activity regarding communications related national security legislation brought to you courtesy of the Senate Bills List dated 15 October…

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Terrorist
Material) Bill 2007:Amends the Classification, (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 to require publications, films or computer games that promote terrorist activity to be classified as Refused Classification. Assent: 28/9/07; Act No. 179, 2007

Communications Legislation Amendment (Crime or Terrorism Related Internet
Content) Bill 2007: Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to expand the ‘black list’ of internet addresses maintained by the Australian Communications and Media Authority to include terrorism and cyber crime websites hosted domestically and overseas. Senate: Intro. 20/9/07; 2nd reading adjourned 20/9/07

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2007: Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Regulation of Access to Communications (the Blunn Report), the bill amends the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 in relation to: access to telecommunications data for national security and law enforcement purposes; and makes consequential amendments to five other Acts. Assent: 28/9/07; Act No. 177, 2007