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Anti-terrorism Bill 2004


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Revises Australia’s counter-terrorism framework by amending the: Crimes Act 1914 to: extend fixed investigation periods for investigations into suspected terrorism offences; and permit law enforcement agencies to suspend or delay questioning a suspect to make overseas inquiries; Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act 1978 in relation to foreign incursions offences; Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to: terrorist organisation membership offences; and offences of providing training to or receiving training from a terrorist organisation; and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in relation to commercial exploitation by persons who have committed foreign indictable offences. Also contains application provisions.

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 31/03/04  
Second reading moved 31/03/04  
Second reading debate 13/05/04  
Third reading agreed to 13/05/04  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/04  
Second reading moved 15/06/04  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/04  
Committee of the Whole debate 17/06/04 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 18/06/04 Amendment details: 5 Government and 2 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 18/06/04  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 22/06/04 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1-8 and disagreed to 9 and 10
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 25/06/04 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments disagreed to by the House
     
Assent 30/06/04 Act no.: 104 - Year: 2004
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4265]
GREIG, Brian

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 4228 revised]

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  • Government [sheet PD201]

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  • Opposition [sheet 4248]
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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