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Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Defence

Summary

Amends the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 in relation to: providing an additional 12 month implementation period before offence provisions and record-keeping requirements commence; removing controls on the supply of Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) technology; extending the exception to the offence of supplying DSGL technology without a permit; narrowing the scope of publication and brokering offences; establishing offences for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; including additional exceptions to the brokering offence; prohibiting the brokering of military or dual-use DSGL technology where the supply would prejudice Australia’s defence, security or international relations; directing a person to seek a permit for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; requiring the minister to consider prescribed criteria when deciding whether an activity would prejudice Australia’s security, defence or international relations; and providing for reviews of the operation of the Act.

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 26/02/15  
Second reading moved 26/02/15  
Second reading debate 04/03/15  
Second reading agreed to 04/03/15  
Third reading agreed to 04/03/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 04/03/15  
Second reading moved 04/03/15  
Second reading debate 18/03/15  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/15  
Third reading agreed to 18/03/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 18/03/15  
Assent 02/04/15 Act no.: 31 - Year: 2015
     

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