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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives


Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: transfer the lists of illicit substances from the Criminal Code to the regulations; establish conditions and criteria for listing controlled and border controlled substances in regulations; extend the listing period and refine the criteria to be satisfied before an emergency determination can be made; expand the offence of dealing in identification to include foreign indictable offences; and create an offence in relation to using a carriage service in order to obtain and/or deal with identification information; Crimes Act 1914 and Criminal Code Act 1995 to create criminal offences in relation to the use of false identities for the purposes of air travel; Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 to: clarify the functions of the Integrity Commissioner in relation to detection and prevention of corruption; widen the commissioner’s scope to consider an Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity corruption issue; and enable the commissioner to delegate the power to conduct public inquiries to an assistant commissioner; Crimes Act 1914 to increase the value of a penalty unit to accommodate increases in the Consumer Price Index and provide for a three-yearly review of the penalty unit; Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989 to clarify that a superannuation order in respect of a person who has committed a corruption offence can be made in relation to employer benefits accrued during all periods of Commonwealth employment; and Customs Act 1901 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10/10/12  
Second reading moved 10/10/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 30/10/12  
Second reading debate 30/10/12  
Second reading agreed to 30/10/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 30/10/12  
Third reading agreed to 30/10/12  
Introduced and read a first time 31/10/12  
Second reading moved 31/10/12  
Second reading debate 21/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 21/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 21/11/12  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 21/11/12  
Assent 28/11/12 Act no.: 167 - Year: 2012

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (11/10/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (19/11/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (11/10/2012): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (29/10/2012)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)