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Customs Amendment Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Immigration and Border Protection


Amends the Customs Act 1901 to: provide that authorisations apply to offices or positions which come into existence after the authorisation to a class of offices is given; extend customs control to goods on board a ship or aircraft arriving at non-proclaimed areas of the Australian coastline; provide different reporting timeframes for the arrival of certain ships or aircraft and the details of their stores and any prohibited goods; standardise the application process for permissions to load and unload ships’ and aircraft’s stores, permissions to transfer goods between certain vessels, and applications for a Certificate of Clearance; extend customs powers of examination to the baggage of domestic passengers on international flights and voyages, and to domestic cargo that is carried on an international flight or voyage; and correct a technical error relating to the interaction of the Infringement Notice Scheme with the claims process when dealing with prohibited imports.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17/07/14  
Second reading moved 17/07/14  
Second reading debate 26/11/14  
Second reading agreed to 26/11/14  
Third reading agreed to 26/11/14  
Introduced and read a first time 27/11/14  
Second reading moved 27/11/14  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (28/08/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (30/09/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees