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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends 22 Acts to respond to the threat posed by Australians engaging in, and returning from, conflicts in foreign states by: providing additional powers for security agencies; strengthening border security measures; cancelling welfare payments for persons involved in terrorism; and implementing recommendations made by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s second and fourth annual reports and the Report of the Council of Australian Governments Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation. Also repeals the Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/09/14  
Second reading moved 24/09/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (24/09/2014): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee report (17/10/2014)
  • Referred to Committee (25/09/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/10/2014)
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