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Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill 2006 [2008]

 

2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill 2006

 

No.      , 2006

 

(Senators Allison, Bartlett, Bishop and Bob Brown)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to prohibit the use, possession and manufacture of cluster munitions, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Purpose of Act.................................................................................... 2

4............ Extra-territorial operation of Act......................................................... 2

5............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 2

6............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

7............ Application of the Criminal Code ....................................................... 3

8............ Constitutional basis for the operation of this Act................................ 3

9............ Extended standing............................................................................... 3

Part 2—Offences                                                                                                                     4

10.......... Offences relating to cluster munitions................................................. 4

11.......... Support for use of cluster munitions by another country.................... 4

12.......... ADF members deployed with foreign forces...................................... 4

13.......... Order to contravene Act...................................................................... 4

Part 3—Defences                                                                                                                     5

14.......... Clearing of cluster munitions.............................................................. 5

15.......... Education in relation to cluster munitions............................................ 5

16.......... Decommissioning............................................................................... 5

Part 4—Decommissioning                                                                                                  6

17.......... Minister to decommission munitions.................................................. 6

18.......... Report on stockpiles and decommissioning plan................................. 6

19.......... Cluster munitions which have been deployed..................................... 6

 



A Bill for an Act to prohibit the use, possession and manufacture of cluster munitions, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: