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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill 2010


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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill 2009



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

Summary

Amends the: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Bankruptcy Act 1966 and Crimes Act 1914 to introduce a regime for unexplained wealth; Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Crimes Act 1914, and Family Law Act 1975 to introduce freezing orders to ensure assets are not dispersed; Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to: remove the six-year limit on orders for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of proceeds of crime; provide for non-conviction-based restraint and forfeiture of instruments of serious crime; enable the disclosure of certain information; and enable legal aid commissions to recover certain costs from the Confiscated Assets Account; Crimes Act 1914 and Customs Act 1901 to: harmonise the controlled operations, assumed identities and protection of witness identity regimes across Australia; and make a consequential amendment; Criminal Code Act 1995 to extend criminal liability to the joint commission of criminal offences; and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to enable telecommunications interception to be available for certain offences for state and territory law enforcement agencies.

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 24/06/09  
Second reading moved 24/06/09  
Second reading debate 27/10/09  
Second reading debate 16/11/09  
Second reading agreed to 16/11/09  
Consideration in detail debate 16/11/09 Amendment details: 64 government amendments agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/11/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23/11/09  
Second reading moved 23/11/09  
Second reading debate 04/02/10  
Second reading agreed to 04/02/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/02/10 Amendment details: 6 Government and 10 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/02/10  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 04/02/10 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 04/02/10  
Assent 19/02/10 Act no.: 3 of 2010
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third 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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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet AF229]

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Senate
  • Government [sheet AF236]

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  • Opposition [sheet 6018-revised]
BRANDIS, Sen George

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2009): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (17/09/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )