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Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2010


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Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008



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

Summary

Amends the Foreign Evidence Act 1994 to: streamline the process for adducing foreign material that appears to consist of a business record; and make amendments in relation to: testimony obtained from foreign countries; non-conviction based proceeds of crime matters; court discretion when using foreign evidence; and the Attorney-General’s certification of foreign material. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

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 03/12/08  
Second reading moved 03/12/08  
Second reading debate 05/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 05/02/09  
Third reading agreed to 05/02/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/02/09  
Second reading moved 05/02/09  
Second reading debate 13/05/10  
Second reading agreed to 13/05/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/05/10 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 13/05/10  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 13/05/10 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13/05/10  
Assent 03/06/10 Act no.: 55 of 2010
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet AG202]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (12/02/2009): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Committee report (11/03/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )