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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Bill 2012

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Justice)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to the enforcement of the criminal law, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Forensic procedures                                                                                 5

Part 1—Amendments commencing on day after Royal Assent               5

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            5

Part 2—Amendments commencing on day to be fixed by Proclamation                20

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          20

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to disclosure of ACC information 21

Part 1—Amendments commencing on day after Royal Assent             21

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                21

Part 2—Amendments commencing on Proclamation                                  23

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                23

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to returnable items for the ACC 31

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                31

Schedule 4—Amendments relating to the Integrity Commissioner’s investigative powers            38

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                           38

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        56

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                56

Schedule 5—Drugs, plants and precursors                                                           58

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           58

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       59

Schedule 6—Proceeds of crime amendments                                                       61

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   61

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983                                                             61

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                     61

Part 2—Application of amendments                                                                    64

Schedule 7—Releasing federal offenders from prison                                   65

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          65

Schedule 8—Enforcement of fines                                                                             72

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          72

 



A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to the enforcement of the criminal law, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Act 2011 .

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.

 

C ommencement 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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

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.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 2

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.

 

6.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 5, items 1 to 14

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedule 5, item 15

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 8.

However, if item 2 of Schedule 1 to the Customs Amendment (Military End-Use) Act 2011 does not commence at or before the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 8, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

10.  Schedule 6, items 1, 2 and 3

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of items 1 to 154 of Schedule 2 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2011 .

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

 

11.  Schedule 6, items 4 to 8

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 6, item 9

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of items 1 to 154 of Schedule 2 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2011 .

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

 

13.  Schedule 6, items 10 and 11

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

14.  Schedule 7

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.

 

15.  Schedule 8

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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.