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Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

Summary

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to: create a criminal offence for a person over 18 years of age to intentionally misrepresent their age in online communications to a person they reasonably believe to be under 16 years of age for the purposes of encouraging a physical meeting, or with the intention of committing an offence; and impose penalties.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/12/13  
Second reading moved 12/12/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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 (12/12/2013): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 12/02/2015
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