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Law and Justice (Cross Border and Other Amendments) Bill 2009


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

Summary

Amends the: Service and Execution of Process Act 1992 to: establish the Cross Border Justice Scheme to enable judicial officers, police and other officials to deal with offenders from any of the participating jurisdictions (Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory); and clarify that prisoners may give evidence by audio or video link when subpoenaed to give evidence in interstate court or tribunal proceedings; and Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Act 1994 to expand the range of proceedings covered by the scheme established between Australia and New Zealand for the service of subpoenas between the two jurisdictions.

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 19/03/09  
Second reading moved 19/03/09  
Referred to Main Committee 25/05/09  
Second reading debate 25/05/09  
Second reading agreed to 25/05/09  
Reported from Main Committee 26/05/09  
Third reading agreed to 26/05/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/09  
Second reading moved 15/06/09  
Second reading debate 20/08/09  
Second reading agreed to 20/08/09  
Third reading agreed to 20/08/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20/08/09  
Assent 07/09/09 Act no.: 77 - Year: 2009
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (19/03/2009): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Committee report (12/05/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )