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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Justice)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to the criminal law, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Revocation of parole order or licence to protect safety      3

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            3

Schedule 2—Use of video recordings                                                                          4

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            4

Schedule 3—Cross-examination of vulnerable persons at committal proceedings             5

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            5

Schedule 4—Strengthening child sex offences                                                      7

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             7

Schedule 5—Increased penalties                                                                                  17

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           17

Schedule 6—Minimum sentences                                                                                19

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          19

Schedule 7—Presumption against bail                                                                     25

Part 1—Court records                                                                                                  25

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          25

Part 2—Commonwealth child sex offenders                                                   26

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          26

Schedule 8—Matters court has regard to when passing sentence etc. 29

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          29

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           30

Schedule 9—Additional sentencing factors for certain offences              31

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           31

Schedule 10—Cumulative sentences                                                                          34

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          34

Schedule 11—Conditional release of offenders after conviction             35

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          35

Schedule 12—Additional sentencing alternatives                                              37

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          37

Schedule 13—Release on parole                                                                                   38

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          38

Schedule 14—Revocation of parole order or licence                                       40

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          40

Schedule 15—Expanding the meaning of child abuse material and other consequential amendments                                                                                                                             47

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   47

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          47

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           49

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       53

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  54

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             56

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to the criminal law, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2017 .

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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.