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Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors Online) Bill 2017


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

Summary

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to introduce an offence criminalising acts done using a carriage service to prepare or plan to cause harm to, procure, or engage in sexual activity with, a person under the age of 16; and Crimes Act 1914 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 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 30/03/17  
Second reading moved 30/03/17  
Second reading debate 30/05/17  
Referred to Federation Chamber 30/05/17  
Second reading debate 31/05/17  
Returned to House for further debate 13/06/17  
Second reading debate 13/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 13/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 13/06/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/06/17  
Second reading moved 14/06/17  
Second reading debate 15/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 15/06/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 15/06/17  
Assent 22/06/17 Act no: 50 - Year: 2017
     

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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (30/03/2017): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (13/06/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)