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Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—General amendments relating to extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters 5

Part 1—Amendments relating to Federal Magistrates                                  5

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                   5

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                  6

Part 2—Amendments relating to information sharing                                   8

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                   8

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                      8

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                  9

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to extradition                                             10

Part 1—Statutory appeal of extradition decisions                                         10

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         10

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 10

Division 2—Application and transitional provisions                                            11

Part 2—Waiver of extradition                                                                                 13

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 13

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       19

Division 1—Amendments relating to political offences                                      19

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 19

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    19

Division 2—Extradition objection on the grounds of sex and sexual orientation                19

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 19

Division 3—Notice of receipt of extradition request                                            20

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 20

Division 4—Consent to accessory extradition                                                      20

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 20

Division 5—Extradition to Australia from other countries                                 23

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 23

Division 6—Prosecution instead of extradition                                                     24

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 24

Division 7—Technical amendments relating to notices                                      26

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 26

Division 8—Amendments relating to remand and bail                                       30

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 30

Division 9—Other minor technical amendments                                                  36

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                                 36

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to providing mutual assistance in criminal matters                 45

Part 1—Grounds of refusal                                                                                       45

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                45

Part 2—Video link evidence                                                                                    48

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                48

Part 3—Telecommunications and surveillance devices                               54

Division 1—Provision of certain lawfully obtained material                              54

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                54

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  56

Division 2—Requests for use of surveillance devices                                          57

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                57

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                59

Part 4—Carrying out forensic procedures at the request of a foreign country etc.             64

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          64

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                74

Part 5—Proceeds of crime                                                                                         79

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                79

Part 6—Other amendments                                                                                       86

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                86

Schedule 4—Contingent technical amendments                                                89

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    89

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                89

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                91

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2, items 1 to 34

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

 

4.  Schedule 2, item 35

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

However, if item 20 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Act 2011 commences before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

5.  Schedule 2, items 36 to 139

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

 

6.  Schedule 3, items 1 to 49

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

 

7.  Schedule 3, item 50

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

However, if item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Act 2012 has not commenced before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

 

8.  Schedule 3, items 51 and 52

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

 

9.  Schedule 3, item 53

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

However, if item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Act 2012 has not commenced before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

 

10.  Schedule 3, items 54 to 168

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

 

11.  Schedule 4, item 1

The later of:

(a) the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 20 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Act 2011 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

12.  Schedule 4, item 2

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

However, if item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Act 2012 commences before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

13.  Schedule 4, item 3

Immediately after the commencement of item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Act 2012 .

However, if item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Act 2012 does not commence, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

14.  Schedule 4, item 4

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

However, if item 2 of Schedule 2 to the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Act 2012 commences before that time, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.