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National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Originating house
House of Representatives


Introduced with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010, the bill amends: the Crimes Act 1914 and Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to treason and sedition (urging violence) offences; the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 and Criminal Code Act 1995 to: clarify when an organisation advocates the doing of a terrorist act; extend to three years the period of a regulation that lists a terrorist organisation; and update the terrorist organisation listing; the Criminal Code Act 1995 to update definitions; the Crimes Act 1914 in relation to: investigation of Commonwealth offences; powers to search premises in relation to terrorism offences; re-entry of premises in emergency situations; and bail for terrorism and national security offences; the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 in relation to: the standard for listing a person, entity, assets or class of assets; and listing reviews; the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 in relation to the protection and disclosure of national security information in criminal and civil proceedings; the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 to enable the Prime Minister to request the Inspector-General to inquire into an intelligence or security matter relating to any Commonwealth department or agency; and five Acts to make amendments consequent on the establishment of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30/09/10  
Second reading moved 30/09/10  
Referred to Main Committee 18/10/10  
Second reading debate 19/10/10  
Second reading agreed to 19/10/10  
Reported from Main Committee 20/10/10  
Third reading agreed to 20/10/10  
Introduced and read a first time 25/10/10  
Second reading moved 25/10/10  
Second reading debate 15/11/10  
Second reading agreed to 15/11/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 15/11/10  
Third reading agreed to 15/11/10  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 15/11/10  
Assent 24/11/10 Act no.: 127 - Year: 2010

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

  • Australian Greens [sheet 6181]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott


Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

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