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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to the criminal law and law enforcement, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Serious drug offences                                                                               4

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             4

Schedule 2—Bribing foreign public officials                                                           6

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             6

Schedule 3—Outrages upon personal dignity                                                        7

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             7

Schedule 4—Forced marriage                                                                                         8

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             8

Schedule 5—Knowingly concerned                                                                            10

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           10

Schedule 6—Penalties for firearms trafficking offences                                11

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           11

Schedule 7—Sentencing and parole                                                                           12

Part 1—General deterrence                                                                                        12

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          12

Part 2—Cooperation with law enforcement agencies                                   13

Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970                                     13

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          13

Part 3—Remissions and reductions of sentences                                             16

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          16

Part 4—Non-parole periods and recognizance release orders                   17

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          17

Part 5—Rectification of errors in sentences, non-parole periods and recognizance release orders                20

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          20

Part 6—Parole—general                                                                                              22

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          22

Part 7—Effect of State and Territory sentences on making of parole orders            25

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          25

Part 8—Early release on parole                                                                                27

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          27

Part 9—Amendments of parole orders and licences                                      28

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          28

Part 10—Conditional release                                                                                     30

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          30

Part 11—Alternative sentencing options                                                             31

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          31

Schedule 8—Transfer of prisoners                                                                             33

Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983                                                                                33

Schedule 9—Sharing information relevant to federal offenders              34

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          34

Schedule 10—AUSTRAC                                                                                                39

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006            39

Schedule 11—Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 41

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                           41

Schedule 12—Australian Crime Commission                                                      49

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                49

Schedule 13—Proceeds of crime—penalties                                                         52

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                     52

Schedule 14—Proceeds of crime—other matters                                               53

Part 1—Proceeds and instruments of offences                                                  53

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                     53

Part 2—Related offences                                                                                             54

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               54

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                     54

Division 2—Corresponding amendments                                                              54

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                       54

Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989                                                         55

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                55

Part 3—Approved examiners                                                                                    57

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                     57

Part 4—Official Trustee’s role                                                                                  58

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                     58

Schedule 15—State law enforcement agencies                                                    59

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         59

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                              59

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          59

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           60

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                                60

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        61

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              61

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                62

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          69

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  70

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015                                                                                    73

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  73

Schedule 16—Controlled operations                                                                         74

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          74

Schedule 17—Technical corrections                                                                          76

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995              76

 



A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to the criminal law and law enforcement, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Act 2015 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 14

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 15, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 15, item 52

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, the provision does not commence at all if item 7 of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 commences on or before the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 15, item 53

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 3 of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 .

However, the provision does not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

6.  Schedule 16

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 17

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 3 of Schedule 3 to the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Act 2014 .

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.