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Law Enforcement (AFP Professional Standards and Related Measures) Bill 2006


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to: provide for a new complaints and professional standards regime within the Australian Federal Police (AFP) which will categorise all matters raised in relation to AFP professional standards according to their nature and seriousness; provide for alcohol screening tests of on duty officers; and to make amendments relating to suspension or resignation from, and termination of, employment; and Ombudsman Act 1976 to align the Ombudsman’s administrative review role over the AFP more closely with the role it has in relation to other Australian Government agencies, although the Ombudsman will retain the capacity to intervene in serious cases and will have a review role in relation to the new complaints and professional standards regime. Also repeals the Complaints (Australian Federal Police) Act 1981 and makes consequential amendments to the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 and 7 other Acts.

Progress of bill

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/03/06  
Second reading moved 29/03/06  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/06  
Consideration in detail debate 21/06/06 Amendment details: 12 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 21/06/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/06  
Second reading moved 22/06/06  
Second reading agreed to 22/06/06
(after midnight)
 
Committee of the Whole debate 22/06/06
(after midnight)
 
Third reading agreed to 22/06/06
(after midnight)
 
     
Assent 30/06/06 Act no.: 84 - Year: 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet QJ288]

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 4987 revised 1]
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)