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Passports Legislation Amendment (Overseas Travel by Child Sex Offenders) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Foreign Affairs and Trade

Summary

Amends the: Australian Passports Act 2005 and Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005 to require the Minister for Foreign Affairs to deny a passport or demand the surrender of a foreign travel document when an Australian citizen is on a state or territory child sex offender register with reporting obligations; and Criminal Code Act 1995 to create an offence for a registered child sex offender with reporting obligations to travel, or attempt to travel, overseas without permission from a relevant authority.

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 14/06/17  
Second reading moved 14/06/17  
Second reading debate 20/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 20/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 20/06/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/06/17  
Second reading moved 20/06/17  
Second reading debate 20/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 20/06/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 20/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 20/06/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 20/06/17  
Assent 26/06/17 Act no: 73 - 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

Senate
  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8158]
KAKOSCHKE-MOORE, Sen Skye

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)