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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Psychoactive substances                                                                         4

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             4

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                         9

Schedule 2—Firearms trafficking offences                                                           15

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           15

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       21

Schedule 3—International transfer of prisoners                                               23

Part 1—Suspended sentences                                                                                  23

International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997                                                       23

Part 2—Close family members                                                                                27

International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997                                                       27

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       29

International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997                                                       29

Part 4—Application and transitional provisions                                             35

Schedule 4—Slavery offences: jurisdiction                                                           36

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           36

Schedule 5—Validating airport investigations                                                    37

Schedule 6—Minor amendments                                                                                 39

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           39

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       39

Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988                                                              40

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                40

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Act 2014 .

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of 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

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 3

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.

 

5.  Schedule 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 5

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 6

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.