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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
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

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/09/14  
Second reading moved 24/09/14  
Second reading debate 28/10/14  
Second reading agreed to 28/10/14  
Committee of the Whole debate 28/10/14 Amendment details: 21 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 29/10/14 Amendment details: 58 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 29/10/14  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30/10/14  
Second reading moved 30/10/14  
Second reading debate 30/10/14  
Consideration in detail debate 30/10/14  
Third reading agreed to 30/10/14  
     
Finally passed both Houses 30/10/14  
Assent 03/11/14 Act no.: 116 - Year: 2014
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7599]
WRIGHT, Sen Penny

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7598]
WRIGHT, Sen Penny

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7594]
WRIGHT, Sen Penny

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  • Government [sheet ZA358]

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  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 7597]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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  • Opposition [sheet 7605]
COLLINS, Sen Jacinta

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  • Opposition [sheet 7601 revised]
COLLINS, Sen Jacinta

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House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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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)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )