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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to foreign bribery                                     4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          4

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             4

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       13

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983                                                             13

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             13

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to deferred prosecution agreements                 15

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        15

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983                                                             15

Part 2—Consequential amendments to the tax law                                      28

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999                                       28

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             28

Part 3—Other consequential amendments                                                        29

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                        29

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          29

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to dishonesty definitions in the Criminal Code          30

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           30

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) 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, Part 1

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, item 11

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 1, items 12 to 15

The first 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October to occur after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Part 2

The first 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 3

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.