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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Crimes Act 1914 to: expand the existing presumption against bail and parole for persons charged or convicted of a terrorism offence to include persons being considered for bail for a further federal offence, persons the subject of a control order and persons who have demonstrated support for, or have links to, terrorist activity; and make it explicit that the best interests of a child must be considered as a primary consideration by the relevant decision maker at the key points in the criminal justice processes of bail, sentencing and parole; and Criminal Code Act 1995 to: expand eligibility for the continuing detention order (CDO) scheme by ensuring that terrorist offenders who are currently serving a period of imprisonment for a terrorism offence and another offence remain eligible for consideration for a CDO at the conclusion of their term of imprisonment; and amend the information disclosure obligations in relation to sensitive national security information in CDO applications.

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/08/19  
Second reading moved 01/08/19  
Second reading debate 04/12/19  
Second reading agreed to 04/12/19  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/12/19 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/12/19  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04/12/19  
Second reading moved 04/12/19  
Second reading debate 04/12/19  
Second reading agreed to 04/12/19  
Third reading agreed to 04/12/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 04/12/19  
Assent 11/12/19 Act no: 119 - Year: 2019
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet PJ101]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (02/08/2019): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Committee report (14/10/2019)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (10/09/2019): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 4 of 2019
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (11/09/2019): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 7 of 2019
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)