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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Unexplained Wealth and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate


Amends the: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to respond to eight of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement report Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements by: including a statement in the objects about undermining the profitability of criminal enterprise; ensuring that evidence relevant to unexplained wealth proceedings can be seized under a search warrant; addressing duplication in affidavit requirements; allowing the time limit for serving notice of a preliminary unexplained wealth order to be extended by a court in certain circumstances; harmonising provisions relating to the payment of legal expenses for unexplained wealth cases; allowing charges to be created over restrained property to secure payment of an unexplained wealth order; removing a court’s discretion to make unexplained wealth restraining orders, preliminary unexplained wealth orders and unexplained wealth orders once relevant criteria are satisfied; and expanding the parliamentary joint committee’s oversight of unexplained wealth investigations and litigation. Also amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to: make amendments consequential on the unexplained wealth changes; expand information sharing arrangements with state, territory and foreign authorities; and to make technical amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05/03/14  
Second reading moved 05/03/14  
Second reading debate 22/09/14  
Second reading debate 24/09/14  
Second reading debate 25/09/14  
Second reading agreed to 25/09/14  
Third reading agreed to 25/09/14  
Introduced and read a first time 30/09/14  
Second reading moved 30/09/14  

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 (06/03/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (05/06/2014)
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