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Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010

Originating house
House of Representatives


Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 and Migration Act 1958 to create and harmonise offences and penalties in relation to people smuggling; Migration Act 1958, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Surveillance Devices Act 2004 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to make consequential amendments; Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to carry out its intelligence functions in relation to border security issues; and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: enable foreign intelligence to be collected in certain circumstances; and clarify that only the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Foreign Affairs can advise the Attorney-General on the need to issue a warrant for the collection of foreign intelligence.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/02/10  
Second reading moved 24/02/10  
Second reading debate 15/03/10  
Second reading debate 16/03/10  
Second reading debate 17/03/10  
Second reading agreed to 17/03/10  
Third reading agreed to 17/03/10  
Introduced and read a first time 18/03/10  
Second reading moved 18/03/10  
Second reading debate 12/05/10  
Second reading debate 13/05/10  
Second reading agreed to 13/05/10  
Third reading agreed to 13/05/10  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13/05/10  
Assent 31/05/10 Act no.: 50 - Year: 2010

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (11/03/2010): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (04/05/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )