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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert offences of forced labour, forced marriage, organ trafficking and harbouring a victim; ensure the slavery offence applies to conduct which renders a person a slave, as well as conduct involving a person who is already a slave; extend the application of existing offences of deceptive recruiting and sexual servitude to non-sexual servitude and all forms of deceptive recruiting; increase penalties for debt bondage offences; broaden the definition of exploitation to include all slavery-like practices; and amend existing definitions to provide that the broadest range of exploitative conduct is criminalised; Crimes Act 1914 to increase the availability of reparation orders to individual victims of Commonwealth offences; and Crimes Act 1914, Migration Act 1958, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30/05/12  
Second reading moved 30/05/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 20/08/12  
Second reading debate 20/08/12  
Second reading debate 21/08/12  
Second reading agreed to 21/08/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 22/08/12  
Third reading agreed to 22/08/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/08/12  
Second reading moved 22/08/12  
Second reading debate 25/02/13  
Second reading debate 27/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 27/02/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 27/02/13  
Third reading agreed to 27/02/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27/02/13  
Assent 07/03/13 Act no.: 6 - Year: 2013
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Democratic Labor Party [sheet 7333]
MADIGAN, Sen John

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  • Opposition [sheet 7339]
BRANDIS, Sen George

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (31/05/2012): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (28/06/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (19/06/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (13/09/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )