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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Bill 2010


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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Bill 2009



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

Summary

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to replace the existing offence of torture in the Crimes (Torture) Act 1988 with a new offence of torture in the Criminal Code to fulfil Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and Death Penalty Abolition Act 1973 to provide that the death penalty cannot be reintroduced anywhere in Australia. Also repeals the Crimes (Torture) Act 1988.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/11/09  
Second reading moved 19/11/09  
Second reading debate 11/02/10  
Second reading debate 22/02/10  
Second reading agreed to 22/02/10  
Third reading agreed to 22/02/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/02/10  
Second reading moved 24/02/10  
Second reading debate 11/03/10  
Second reading agreed to 11/03/10  
Third reading agreed to 11/03/10  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11/03/10  
Assent 13/04/10 Act no.: 37 - Year: 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes