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Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Originating house
House of Representatives


Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the Customs Act 1901 in relation to: monitoring and enforcement of security requirements at Australian borders; provision of certain information to Customs in relation to: people working in restricted areas or issued with security identification cards; and goods in-transit; examination and seizure of in-transit goods; electronic reporting of all mail cargo as part of a cargo report; access to airline computer reservation systems; authorisation of Customs officers; issue and use of firearms and personal defence equipment by Customs officers; powers of arrest in relation to assault or obstruction of Customs officers; and forfeiture of undeclared dutiable goods found in unaccompanied baggage; Customs Act 1901, Migration Act 1958, Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Act 2001 and Evidence Act 1995 in relation to electronic reports to Customs and the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in relation to passengers and crew; Fisheries Management Act 1991 to allow the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to disclose vessel monitoring information to Customs; and Customs Administration Act 1985 to include the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence as a Commonwealth agency. Also includes savings provisions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12/03/02  
Second reading moved 12/03/02  
Second reading agreed to 13/03/02  
Third reading agreed to 13/03/02  
Introduced and read a first time 14/03/02  
Second reading moved 14/03/02  
Second reading debate 20/06/02  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/02  
Committee of the Whole debate 27/06/02 Amendment details: 5 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 27/06/02  
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 27/06/02 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
Assent 05/07/02 Act no.: 64 - Year: 2002

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

  • Senate Amendments


Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

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