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Anti-terrorism Bill (No. 3) 2004


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

Summary

Revises Australia’s counter-terrorism framework by amending the: Passports Act 1938 to give authorities certain powers to demand, confiscate and seize foreign passports; Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to give the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation powers to demand the surrender of Australian and foreign passports in certain circumstances; and Crimes Act 1914 to facilitate effective disaster victim identification and criminal investigation in the event of a mass casualty incident within Australia. Also contains an application provision.

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 24/06/04  
Second reading moved 24/06/04  
Second reading agreed to 04/08/04  
Third reading agreed to 04/08/04  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 04/08/04  
Second reading moved 04/08/04  
Second reading agreed to 13/08/04  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/08/04  
Third reading agreed to 13/08/04  
     
Assent 16/08/04 Act no.: 125 - Year: 2004
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4383]

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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)