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Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2011


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Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Defence

Summary

Amends the: Defence Act 1903 to: provide that certain members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) may use reasonable and necessary force in the event of an attack on ADF premises; establish a statutory regime of search and seizure powers to operate at ADF premises; update and relocate the trespass offence and related arrest power; authorise the ADF to use overt optical surveillance to monitor the security of ADF premises; and require the disclosure of information captured by such devices to law enforcement agencies and public prosecution authorities; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Defence Act 1903 to make consequential amendments.

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 29/09/10  
Second reading moved 29/09/10  
Referred to Main Committee 20/10/10  
Second reading debate 25/10/10  
Second reading agreed to 25/10/10  
Reported from Main Committee 26/10/10  
Third reading agreed to 26/10/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27/10/10  
Second reading moved 27/10/10  
Second reading debate 21/03/11  
Second reading agreed to 21/03/11  
Third reading agreed to 21/03/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 21/03/11  
Assent 12/04/11 Act no.: 19 of 2011
     

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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  • Replacement 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 (30/09/2010): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (02/03/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )