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Crimes Legislation Amendment (People Smuggling, Firearms Trafficking and Other Measures) Bill 2002

Originating house
House of Representatives
Justice and Customs


Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: insert new offences in relation to: the smuggling of persons from Australia to another country, or from a country other than Australia to a third country; false travel or identity documents; cross-border firearms trafficking; and amend the theft and fraud offence provisions; Crimes Act 1914 to amend the sentencing provisions; Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990 to include the substance “fantasy” as a psychotropic drug; Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 to ensure that remittance dealers are covered by the definition of “cash dealer”; and correct a cross-reference; and International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997 to clearly define the role of the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs. Also contains transitional provisions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04/12/02  
Second reading moved 04/12/02  
Second reading agreed to 11/12/02  
Third reading agreed to 11/12/02  
Introduced and read a first time 12/12/02  
Second reading moved 12/12/02  
Second reading agreed to 12/12/02  
Third reading agreed to 12/12/02  
Assent 19/12/02 Act no.: 141 - Year: 2002

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  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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