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2002

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Bill 2002

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Govt (1) [Sheet DT313]

          Title, page 1 (line 2), after “ 1995 , ”, insert “ the Extradition Act 1988 , ”.

(2)     Govt (2) [Sheet DT313]

          Clause 2, page 2 (table item 4, 2nd column), omit “The day on which”, substitute “Immediately after the start of the day after”.

(3)     Govt (3) [Sheet DT313]

          Clause 2, page 2 (at the end of the table), add:

 

7.  Schedule 4

Immediately after the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent

 

(4)     Govt (4) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 1, item 1, page 4 (line 7), omit “ integrity and ”.

(5)     Govt (5) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 1, item 2, page 5 (lines 6 to 12), omit the definition of terrorist act , substitute:

terrorist act means an action or threat of action where:

                     (a)  the action falls within subsection (2) and does not fall within subsection (2A); and

                     (b)  the action is done or the threat is made with the intention of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause; and



                     (c)  the action is done or the threat is made with the intention of:

                              (i)  coercing, or influencing by intimidation, the government of the Commonwealth or a State, Territory or foreign country, or of part of a State, Territory or foreign country; or

                             (ii)  intimidating the public or a section of the public.

(6)     Opp (1) [Sheet 2554]

          Schedule 1, item 2, page 5 (lines 14 and 15), omit paragraphs (2)(a) and (b), substitute:

                     (a)  causes serious harm that is physical harm to a person; or

                     (b)  causes serious damage to property; or

(7)     Govt (7) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 1, item 2, page 5 (after line 15), after paragraph (2)(b), insert:

                   (ba)  causes a person’s death; or

(8)     Govt (8) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 1, item 2, page 5 (after line 28), after subsection (2), insert:

          (2A)  Action falls within this subsection if it:

                     (a)  is advocacy, protest, dissent or industrial action; and

                     (b)  is not intended:

                              (i)  to cause serious harm that is physical harm to a person; or

                             (ii)  to cause a person’s death; or

                            (iii)  to endanger the life of a person, other than the person taking the action; or

                            (iv)  to create a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public.

(9)     Govt (9) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 1, item 2, page 6 (lines 2 to 4), omit subsection (1), substitute:

             (1)  This Part applies to a terrorist act constituted by an action, or threat of action, in relation to which the Parliament has power to legislate.

(10)   Govt (10) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 1, item 2, page 6 (lines 5 to 7), omit “an action, or threat of action, gives rise to an offence under this Part to the extent that”, substitute “this Part applies to a terrorist act constituted by an action, or threat of action, if”.

(11)   Govt (11) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 1, item 3, page 7 (after line 19), at the end of subsection (1), add:

Note:          Intention is the fault element for the conduct described in paragraph (1)(a). See subsection 5.6(1).

(12)   Govt (12) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 2, heading to Part 1, page 8 (lines 4 and 5), omit the heading.

(13)   Govt (13) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 2, page 10 (after line 3), after item 9, insert:

9A  Subsection 27(1B)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (1B)  Despite paragraph (1)(b), the Director may only authorise under that paragraph one of the following law enforcement agencies if the agency undertakes that it will comply with the information privacy principles set out in section 14 of the Privacy Act 1988 in respect of FTR information obtained under the authorisation:

                     (a)  the Crime and Misconduct Commission of Queensland;

                     (b)  the Anti-Corruption Commission of Western Australia;

                     (c)  the Royal Commission (appointed by the Governor of Western Australia on 12 December 2001) into whether since 1 January 1985 there has been corrupt conduct or criminal conduct by any Western Australian police officer.

9B  Saving of authorisations and undertakings

For the purposes of subsection 27(1B) of the Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 as amended by this Schedule, neither of the following is affected by the amendments of that Act by this Schedule:

                     (a)  an authorisation conferred on the Anti-Corruption Commission of Western Australia by the Director;

                     (b)  an undertaking by that Commission to the Director.

(14)   Govt (14) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 2, item 14, page 10 (after line 25), after subparagraph (ii), insert:

                            (iii)  ensuring that the information will be used only for the purpose for which it is communicated to the foreign country; and

(15)   Govt (15) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 2, item 14, page 11 (lines 10 and 11), omit subparagraph (ii), substitute:

                             (ii)  controlling the use that will be made of it; and

                            (iii)  ensuring that the information will be used only for the purpose for which it is communicated to the foreign country; and

(16)   Govt (16) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 2, page 11 (after line 36), after item 14, insert:

14A  Paragraph 27(16)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

14B  Paragraph 27(16)(h)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (h)  the Crime and Misconduct Commission of Queensland; and

14C  At the end of subsection 27(16)

Add:

             ; and (j)  the Royal Commission (appointed by the Governor of Western Australia on 12 December 2001) into whether since 1 January 1985 there has been corrupt conduct or criminal conduct by any Western Australian police officer.

14D  Paragraphs 27(17)(k) to (m)

Repeal the paragraphs.

14E  Paragraphs 27(17)(t) and (u) (the paragraphs (t) and (u) inserted by item 7 of Schedule 6 to the Measures to Combat Serious and Organised Crime Act 2001 )

Repeal the paragraphs.

14F  Before paragraph 27(17)(v)

Insert:

                   (ua)  a Commissioner of the Crime and Misconduct Commission of Queensland; and

                   (ub)  an Assistant Commissioner, Senior Officer or member of the staff of that Commission; and

14G  At the end of subsection 27(17)

Add:

            ; and (x)  the person constituting the Royal Commission (appointed by the Governor of Western Australia on 12 December 2001) into whether since 1 January 1985 there has been corrupt conduct or criminal conduct by any Western Australian police officer; and

                     (y)  a member of the staff of that Royal Commission.

(17)   Govt (17) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 2, item 18, page 12 (lines 33 and 34), omit subparagraph (ii), substitute:

                             (ii)  controlling the use that will be made of it; and

                            (iii)  ensuring that the information will be used only for the purpose for which it is communicated to the foreign country; and

(18)   Govt (18) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 2, Part 2, page 14 (line 2) to page 15 (line 30), omit the Part.



(19)   Govt (19) [Sheet DT313]

          Schedule 3, item 1, page 21 (after line 10), after section 22, insert:

22A   Regulations on procedures relating to freezable assets

             (1)  The Governor-General may make regulations relating to procedures relating to assets that are, may be or may become freezable assets.

             (2)  The regulations may provide for procedures relating to information (including personal information) relating to such assets in circumstances involving:

                     (a)  a listing, or proposed listing, of a person, entity, asset or class of asset under section 15; or

                     (b)  a question whether an asset is or may become a freezable asset; or

                     (c)  an application for, or grant of, permission under section 22.

             (3)  Subsection (2) does not limit subsection (1).

(20)   Govt (20) [Sheet DT313]

          Page 22 (after line 23), at the end of the bill, add:

Schedule 4 Amendment of the Extradition Act 1988

   

1  Section 5 (after subparagraph (a)(ii) of the definition of political offence )

Insert:

                           (iia)  Article 2 of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, done at New York on 9 December 1999; or

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

27 June 2002