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NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION (CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PROCEEDINGS) ACT 2004


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Object of this Act  
   4.      Extension of Act to external Territories  
   5.      Act binds Crown  
   6.      Application of Act to federal criminal proceedings  
   6A.     Application of Act to civil proceedings  

   PART 2--INTERPRETATION

           Division 1--Definitions

   7.      Definitions  

           Division 2--National security and related definitions

   8.      Meaning of national security  
   9.      Meaning of security  
   10.     Meaning of international relations  
   11.     Meaning of law enforcement interests  

           Division 3--Federal criminal proceeding and related definitions

   13.     Meaning of criminal proceeding  
   14.     Meaning of federal criminal proceeding  
   15.     Meaning of defendant in relation to a federal criminal proceeding  

           Division 3A--Civil proceeding definition

   15A.    Meaning of civil proceeding  

           Division 4--Other interpretation provisions

   16.     Disclosure of information in permitted circumstances  
   17.     Meaning of likely to prejudice national security  
   18.     Operation of other Acts etc.  
   19.     General powers of a court  
   20.     When an order of a court ceases to be subject to appeal  

   PART 3--PROTECTION OF INFORMATION WHOSE DISCLOSURE IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IS LIKELY TO PREJUDICE ETC. NATIONAL SECURITY

           Division 1A--Attorney-General etc

   20A.    Attorney-General etc. may attend and be heard at federal criminal proceedings  

           Division 1B--Court to consider hearing in camera etc

   20B.    Court to consider hearing in camera etc.  

           Division 1--Management of information in federal criminal proceedings

   21.     National security information hearings  
   22.     Arrangements for federal criminal proceedings about disclosures etc. of national security information  
   23.     Protection of national security information disclosed in a federal criminal proceeding  

           Division 2--Attorney-General's certificates for protection of information in federal criminal proceedings

              Subdivision A--Notifying Attorney-General etc

   24.     Notification of expected disclosure of national security information  

              Subdivision B--Notifying Attorney-General etc

   25.     Preventing witnesses from disclosing information in federal criminal proceedings by not allowing them to answer questions  

              Subdivision C--Attorney-General's federal criminal proceedings certificates

   26.     Attorney-General's criminal non-disclosure certificate  
   27.     Consequences of Attorney-General giving criminal non-disclosure certificate  
   28.     Attorney-General's criminal witness exclusion certificate  

           Division 3--Closed hearings and non-disclosure or witness exclusion orders in federal criminal proceedings

   29.     Closed hearing requirements in federal criminal proceedings  
   29A.    Request to delay making record available pending appeal decision  
   31.     Court orders in federal criminal proceedings  
   32.     Reasons for court orders  
   33.     Request to delay giving section 32 statement pending appeal decision  
   34.     Period of operation of court orders  
   35.     Consequence of certain court orders  
   36.     Adjournment after certain court orders  

           Division 4--Appeals in federal criminal proceedings

   36A.    Appeal against court decision under section 29  
   37.     Appeals against court orders under section 31  
   38.     Appeal against court decisions under section 32  

   PART 3A--PROTECTION OF INFORMATION WHOSE DISCLOSURE IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS IS LIKELY TO PREJUDICE ETC. NATIONAL SECURITY

           Division 1A--Attorney-General etc

   38AA.   Attorney-General etc. may attend and be heard at civil proceedings  

           Division 1B--Court to consider hearing in camera etc

   38AB.   Court to consider hearing in camera etc.  

           Division 1--Management of information in civil proceedings

   38A.    National security information hearings  
   38B.    Arrangements for civil proceedings about disclosures etc. of national security information  
   38C.    Protection of national security information disclosed in a civil proceeding  

           Division 2--Attorney-General's certificates for protection of information in civil proceedings

              Subdivision A--Notifying Attorney-General etc

   38D.    Notification of expected disclosure of national security information  

              Subdivision B--Notifying Attorney-General etc

   38E.    Preventing witnesses from disclosing information in civil proceedings by not allowing them to answer questions  

              Subdivision C--Attorney-General's civil proceedings certificates

   38F.    Attorney-General's civil non-disclosure certificate  
   38G.    Consequences of Attorney-General giving civil non-disclosure certificate  
   38H.    Attorney-General's civil witness exclusion certificate  

           Division 3--Closed hearings and non-disclosure or witness exclusion orders in civil proceedings

              Subdivision A--Closed hearing requirements

   38I.    Closed hearing requirements in civil proceedings  

              Subdivision B--Orders

   38J.    Special court orders in control order proceedings  
   38L.    Court orders in civil proceedings  
   38M.    Reasons for court orders  
   38N.    Request to delay giving section 38M statement pending appeal decision  
   38O.    Period of operation of court orders  
   38P.    Adjournment after certain court orders  

           Division 4--Appeals in civil proceedings

   38Q.    Appeal against court decision under section 38I  
   38R.    Appeals against court orders under section 38J or 38L  
   38S.    Appeal against court decisions under section 38M  

   PART 4--SECURITY CLEARANCES

           Division 1--Security clearances required in federal criminal proceedings

   39.     Security clearance for defendant's legal representative etc.  

           Division 2--Security clearances required in civil proceedings

   39A.    Security clearance for parties etc. to a civil proceeding  

   PART 5--OFFENCES

           Division 1--Offences relating to federal criminal proceedings

   40.     Offence to disclose information before Attorney-General gives criminal non-disclosure certificate etc. under section 26  
   41.     Offence to disclose information before Attorney-General gives criminal witness exclusion certificate etc. under section 28  
   42.     Offence to contravene requirement to notify Attorney-General etc. under sections 24 and 25  
   43.     Offence to disclose information contrary to Attorney-General's criminal non-disclosure certificate given under section 26  
   44.     Offence to call witness contrary to Attorney-General's criminal witness exclusion certificate given under section 28  
   45.     Offence to contravene court order  
   45A.    Offence to contravene regulations  
   46.     Offence to disclose information in federal criminal proceedings to certain persons without security clearance etc.  

           Division 2--Offences relating to civil proceedings

   46A.    Offence to disclose information before Attorney-General gives civil non-disclosure certificate etc. under section 38F  
   46B.    Offence to disclose information before Attorney-General gives civil witness exclusion certificate etc. under section 38H  
   46C.    Offence to contravene requirement to notify Attorney-General etc. under sections 38D and 38E  
   46D.    Offence to disclose information contrary to Attorney-General's civil non-disclosure certificate given under section 38F  
   46E.    Offence to call witness contrary to Attorney-General's civil witness exclusion certificate given under section 38H  
   46F.    Offence to contravene court order  
   46FA.   Offence to contravene regulations  
   46G.    Offence to disclose information in civil proceedings to certain persons without security clearance etc.  

   PART 6--MISCELLANEOUS

   47.     Annual report  
   48.     Rules of court  
   49.     Regulations  


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