The Joint Standing Committee on Cyber Safety has published its report into the Federal Government’s Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011.


The Bill sets the legislative framework to enable Australia’s accession to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime – the only binding international treaty on cybercrime.


The amendment to the bill will see the following changes:

  • Preservation – enabling agencies to request the preservation of communications by a carrier that they intend to seek a warrant over;
  • International Cooperation – providing Australian agencies with greater access to information held overseas in the investigation of cybercrime and crimes committed using the internet; and
  • Cybercrime Offences – extending the scope of existing Commonwealth computer offences to fully meet the requirements for such offences under the Convention.

The report can be downloaded here


The full bill can be downloaded here