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National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


Introduced with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010, the bill amends: the Crimes Act 1914 and Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to treason and sedition (urging violence) offences; the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 and Criminal Code Act 1995 to: clarify when an organisation advocates the doing of a terrorist act; extend to three years the period of a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation; and update the terrorist organisation listing; the Criminal Code Act 1995 to update definitions; the Crimes Act 1914 in relation to: investigation of Commonwealth offences; powers to search premises in relation to terrorism offences; re-entry of premises in emergency situations; and bail for terrorism and national security offences; the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 in relation to: the standard for listing a person, entity, assets or class of assets; and listing reviews; the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 in relation to the protection and disclosure of national security information in criminal and civil proceedings; the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 to enable the Prime Minister to request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to any Commonwealth department or agency; and five Acts to make amendments consequent on the establishment of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement.

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 18/03/10  
Second reading moved 18/03/10  
Referred to Main Committee 24/05/10  
Second reading debate 25/05/10  
Second reading agreed to 25/05/10  
Reported from Main Committee 26/05/10  
Third reading agreed to 26/05/10  
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/10  
Second reading moved 15/06/10  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28/09/10  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (18/03/2010): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (17/06/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees