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             (1)  The Ombudsman shall, as soon as practicable, and in any event within 3 months, after the end of each financial year, report to the Minister in writing, in relation to each Commonwealth agency, about the results of the inspections under subsections 83(1), (3) and (4), during that financial year, of the agency's records.

          (1A)  The Ombudsman must include in each report under subsection (1) in relation to a financial year:

                     (a)  a summary of the inspections conducted in the financial year under section 83; and

                     (b)  particulars of any deficiencies identified that impact on the integrity of the telecommunications interception regime established by this Act; and

                     (c)  particulars of the remedial action (if any) taken or proposed to be taken to address those deficiencies.

Note:          In complying with this section, the Ombudsman remains bound by the obligations imposed by section 63 relating to disclosure of intercepted information or interception warrant information.

             (2)  The Ombudsman may report to the Minister in writing at any time about the results of an inspection under this Part and shall do so if so requested by the Minister.

             (3)  The Ombudsman shall give a copy of a report under subsection (1) or (2) to the chief officer of the agency to which the report relates.

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