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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014


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

Summary

Amends the: Criminal Code Act 1995 to: introduce an offence for importing all substances that have a psychoactive effect; introduce an offence for importing a substance which is similar to a serious drug; introduce international firearms trafficking offences and mandatory minimum sentences; extend existing cross-border disposal or acquisition firearms offences; and clarify that certain slavery offences have universal jurisdiction; Customs Act 1901 to: ensure that Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers have appropriate powers in relation to the new offences; and create a procedure for dealing with claims for the return of seized psychoactive substances; International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997 in relation to the international transfer of prisoners regime within Australia; and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006, Criminal Code Act 1995, Customs Act 1901, Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 and Surveillance Devices Act 2004 to make minor and technical amendments. Also validates access by the AFP to certain investigatory powers in designated state airports from 19 March until 17 May 2014.

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 17/07/14  
Second reading moved 17/07/14  
Second reading debate 24/11/14  
Second reading agreed to 24/11/14  
Consideration in detail debate 24/11/14 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 24/11/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/11/14  
Second reading moved 26/11/14  
Second reading debate 09/02/15  
Second reading agreed to 09/02/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 09/02/15 Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 09/02/15  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 10/02/15  
Consideration of Senate message 23/02/15 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 23/02/15  
Assent 05/03/15 Act no.: 12 - Year: 2015
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet GZ107]

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  • Non-Government
FEENEY, David, MP

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7657]
COLLINS, Sen Jacinta

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (17/07/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (02/09/2014)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)