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Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Justice and Customs

Summary

Gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the Council of Europe Money-Laundering Convention and other international instruments concerning the confiscation of proceeds of crime by providing for a civil forfeiture scheme, which will operate in parallel with the existing conviction-based confiscation regime, to confiscate unlawfully acquired property without first requiring a conviction. Also: enables freezing and confiscation of property used in, intended to be used in or derived from terrorism offences; strengthens provisions in relation to conviction-based confiscation; and provides for the confiscation of literary proceeds derived from the exploitation of criminal notoriety for commercial purposes.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/03/02  
Second reading moved 13/03/02  
Second reading agreed to 27/06/02  
Third reading agreed to 27/06/02  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/08/02  
Second reading moved 20/08/02  
Second reading debate 16/09/02  
Second reading debate 19/09/02  
Second reading agreed to 23/09/02  
Third reading agreed to 23/09/02  
     
Assent 11/10/02 Act no.: 85 - Year: 2002
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum

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  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

  • (HoR) Government 1

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)