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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to the criminal law, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 4

Schedule 1—Revocation of parole order or licence to protect safety      5

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            5

Schedule 2—Use of video recordings                                                                          6

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            6

Schedule 3—Cross-examination of vulnerable persons at committal proceedings             7

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            7

Schedule 4—Strengthening child sex offences                                                      9

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          9

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             9

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Act 2019                                                                                                           21

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           21

Schedule 5—Increased penalties                                                                                  22

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           22

Schedule 6—Minimum sentences                                                                                25

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        25

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          25

Part 2—Technical amendments                                                                               31

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          31

Part 3—Amendments contingent on the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Act 2019                                                                                                           32

Division 1—Amendments relating to the offence of possession of child-like sex dolls etc.                32

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          32

Division 2—Amendments relating to the offence of possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service                                                                       32

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          32

Schedule 7—Presumption against bail                                                                     33

Part 1—Court records                                                                                                  33

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               33

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          33

Division 2—Amendments contingent on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Act 2019                                                                                                                33

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          33

Part 2—Commonwealth child sex offenders                                                   34

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          34

Schedule 8—Matters court has regard to when passing sentence etc. 37

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          37

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           38

Schedule 9—Additional sentencing factors for certain offences              39

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           39

Schedule 10—Cumulative sentences                                                                          42

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          42

Schedule 11—Conditional release of offenders after conviction             43

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          43

Schedule 12—Additional sentencing alternatives                                              45

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          45

Schedule 13—Revocation of parole order or licence                                       46

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          46

Schedule 14—Definitions                                                                                                  53

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          53



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to the criminal law, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) 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.  Schedules 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 3

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

 

4.  Schedule 4, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 4, Part 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 3 to the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Act 2019 .

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

 

6.  Schedule 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 6, Parts 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 6, Part 3, Division 1

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 7; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Act 2019 .

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

 

9.  Schedule 6, Part 3, Division 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 7; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 3 to the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Act 2019 .

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

 

10.  Schedule 7, Part 1, Division 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedule 7, Part 1, Division 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 10; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Act 2019 .

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

 

12.  Schedule 7, Part 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

13.  Schedule 8

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

 

14.  Schedules 9 to 12

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

15.  Schedule 13

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

 

16.  Schedule 14

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.