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Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

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2002

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Govt (1) [Sheet DT312]

          Schedule 4, item 14, page 14 (lines 20 to 29), omit the definition of terrorist act , substitute:

terrorist act means an action or threat of action where:

                     (a)  the action falls within subsection (4) and does not fall within subsection (4A); 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.

It is immaterial whether the action or threat, or any part of the action or threat or anyone or anything affected by the action or threat is within or outside Australia.

(2)     Opp (1) [Sheet 2553]

          Schedule 4, item 15, page 15 (lines 3 and 4), omit paragraphs (a) and (b), substitute:

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

                     (b)  causes serious damage to property; or

(3)     Govt (3) [Sheet DT312]

          Schedule 4, item 15, page 15 (after line 4), after paragraph (4)(b), insert:

                   (ba)  causes a person’s death; or



(4)     Govt (4) [Sheet DT312]

          Schedule 4, item 15, page 15 (after line 17), after subsection (4), insert:

          (4A)  For the purposes of the definition of terrorist act in subsection (1), 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.

(5)     Govt (5) [Sheet DT312]

          Schedule 4, item 15, page 15 (line 18), omit “subsection (4)”, substitute “subsections (4) and (4A)”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

27 June 2002