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Crimes Amendment (Working With Children—Criminal History) Bill 2010


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Crimes Amendment (Working With Children—Criminal History) Bill 2009



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

Amends the Crimes Act 1914 to: enable pardoned, quashed and spent convictions to be disclosed and taken into account by Commonwealth, State and Territory screening agencies in determining whether a person is suitable to work with children; specify the criteria screening units must meet before obtaining and dealing with this information; and require the Minister for Home Affairs to conduct a review of these disclosures no later than 30 June 2011 and table the review report in Parliament within 15 sitting days of receiving the report.

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 20/08/09  
Second reading moved 20/08/09  
Referred to Main Committee 21/10/09  
Second reading debate 29/10/09  
Second reading debate 18/11/09  
Second reading agreed to 18/11/09  
Third reading agreed to 18/11/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/11/09  
Second reading moved 19/11/09  
Second reading debate 09/03/10  
Second reading agreed to 09/03/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 09/03/10 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 09/03/10  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 10/03/10 Details: House agreed to Senate amendment
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 10/03/10  
Assent 25/03/10 Act no.: 28 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
  • Australian Greens [sheet 6019]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott

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  • Government [sheet AA200]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (16/10/2009): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (19/11/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )