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Criminal Code Amendment (War Crimes) Bill 2016


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

Summary

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to: clarify that certain war crimes offences applicable in non-international armed conflict do not apply to members of organised armed groups; reflect the requirements of the international law principle of proportionality in relation to attacks on military objectives in non-international armed conflict; and make a minor technical amendment.

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 12/10/16  
Second reading moved 12/10/16  
Second reading debate 23/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 23/11/16  
Third reading agreed to 23/11/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/16  
Second reading moved 24/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/16  
Committee of the Whole debate 01/12/16  
Third reading agreed to 01/12/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 01/12/16  
Assent 07/12/16 Act no: 97 - Year: 2016
     

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

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7988]
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7989]
MCKIM, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (12/10/2016): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee report (18/11/2016)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )