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Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the sentencing and bail provisions of the Crimes Act 1914 to ensure adequate protection of alleged victims and witnesses; preclude customary law or cultural practice being taken into account in such a way that the criminal behaviour concerned is seen as less or more culpable; and allow religious beliefs to be considered in determining appropriate forensic procedures.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/09/06  
Second reading moved 14/09/06  
Second reading agreed to 08/11/06  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/11/06 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 08/11/06  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/11/06  
Second reading moved 28/11/06  
Second reading agreed to 28/11/06  
Consideration in detail debate 28/11/06 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/11/06  
     
Assent 12/12/06 Act no.: 171 - Year: 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5099]
BARTLETT, Andrew

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  • Government [sheet PA360]

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House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet PA367]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the House of Representatives

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