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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Bill 2012


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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Bill 2011



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Justice

Summary

Amends the: Crimes Act 1914 in relation to: the procedures governing the collection and use of DNA forensic material; parole conditions for federal offenders; and the enforcement of Commonwealth fines by certain state and territory agencies; Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to: allow the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Crime Commission to share information with private sector bodies for specified purposes; and introduce rules governing the use, sharing and retention of seized things; Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 in relation to: contempt of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI); arrest warrants; search warrants; and notices to produce and summon; Privacy Act 1988 in relation to non-disclosure for notices to produce; Surveillance Devices Act 2004 to enable certain ACLEI officers to use optical surveillance devices in certain circumstances; Criminal Code Act 1995 to list additional substances and quantities to be subject to the Commonwealth serious drug offences; Customs Act 1901 to clarify powers available to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to seize border controlled drugs, plants and precursors without a warrant; Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to allow a court to restrict the publication of certain matters in relation to applications for freezing orders and restraining orders; and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to enable Australian Federal Police employees and certain secondees to commence and conduct proceeds of crime litigation.

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 23/11/11  
Second reading moved 23/11/11  
Referred to Federation Chamber 01/03/12  
Second reading debate 01/03/12  
Second reading agreed to 01/03/12  
Consideration in detail debate 01/03/12 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
Reported from Federation Chamber 01/03/12  
Third reading agreed to 01/03/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/03/12  
Second reading moved 13/03/12  
Second reading debate 20/03/12  
Second reading agreed to 20/03/12  
Third reading agreed to 20/03/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20/03/12  
Assent 04/04/12 Act no.: 24 of 2012
     

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 relating to sheet AF224

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet BN232

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BN232]

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  • Government [sheet AF224]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Federation Chamber Schedule

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (24/11/2011): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee report (29/02/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )