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Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [2011]


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Home Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to: align the dismissal powers of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) Chief Executive Officer to deal with serious misconduct and corruption with those of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner; Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to enable the ACC to appoint part-time examiners; Crimes Act 1914 to: extend searches conducted under warrant powers that apply in relation to premises to searches in relation to persons; provide when certain seized documents must be returned; provide for orders for things seized and documents produced; and provide police with a standing power to take fingerprints and photographs of arrested persons; and Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to enable the AFP Commissioner to authorise payments to AFP appointees in special circumstances. Also provides for an independent review after a two-year period of the ACC’s dismissal powers.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/09/10  
Second reading moved 29/09/10  
Second reading debate 18/11/10  
Second reading agreed to 18/11/10  
Third reading agreed to 18/11/10  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/11/10  
Referred to Main Committee 08/02/11  
Second reading moved 09/02/11  
Second reading debate 10/02/11  
Second reading agreed to 10/02/11  
Reported from Main Committee 10/02/11  
Third reading agreed to 10/02/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 10/02/11  
Assent 02/03/11 Act no.: 2 - Year: 2011
     

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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  • Addendum to 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
  • Referred to Committee (30/09/2010): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (17/11/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )