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Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Home Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend various laws relating to child sexual exploitation, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Failing to protect children from, or report, child sexual abuse offences     3

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            3

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             3

Schedule 2—Possession of child-like sex dolls etc.                                             13

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          13

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           13

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       15

Surveillance Devices Act 2004                                                                                16

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  16

Schedule 3—Possession or control of child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service                                                                                                                             17

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           17

Schedule 4—Persistent sexual abuse of child outside Australia               19

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           19

Schedule 5—Forced marriage                                                                                       20

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           20

Schedule 6—Restricted defence of marriage for child sex offences      22

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           22

Schedule 7—Expanding the meaning of child abuse material                  24

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   24

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          24

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           25

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       29

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  30

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             32



A Bill for an Act to amend various laws relating to child sexual exploitation, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Act 2019.

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.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4.

 

4.  Schedules 3 to 7

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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.