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Annual reports regarding applications and warrants under Part 2-5

             (2)  The chief officer of a Commonwealth agency must give to the Minister, within 3 months after a telecommunications service warrant issued to the agency ceases to be in force, a written report containing:

                     (a)  information about:

                              (i)  the use made by the agency of information obtained by interceptions under the warrant; and

                             (ii)  the communication of such information to persons other than officers of the agency; and

                            (iii)  the number of arrests that have been, or are likely to be, made on the basis of such information; and

                     (b)  an assessment of the usefulness of information obtained by interceptions under the warrant.

             (3)  The chief officer of a Commonwealth agency shall, as soon as practicable, and in any event within 3 months, after each 30 June, give to the Minister a written report that sets out such information as:

                     (a)  Division 2 (other than section 102B) requires to be set out in the Minister's report under that Division relating to the year ending on that 30 June; and

                     (b)  can be derived from the agency's records.

          (3A)  A report under subsection (3) must include a statement of the total expenditure (including expenditure of a capital nature) incurred by the agency concerned in connection with the execution of warrants during the year to which the report relates.

             (4)  Section 34C of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 does not apply in relation to a report under subsection (3) of this section.

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