Fairly minor amendments to interception legislation have been proposed as part of new laws addressing anti-terrorism. TheCounter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 (Cth) was introduced into the Senate on 24 September 2014.

The Bill proposes to amend a range of legislation, including theTelecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth) to provide that the breach of a control order, and offences against Subdivision B of Division 80 (Treason) of the Criminal Code are offences for which a telecommunications interception warrant can be issued. The Bill has been referred to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 October 2014.

The media release can be found here. Details about the Bill can be found here.