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Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Infrastructure and Regional Development


Amends the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 to: prevent the use of aviation and maritime transport or offshore facilities in connection with serious or organised crime; establish a regulatory framework to implement harmonised eligibility criteria for the aviation security identification card (ASIC) and maritime security identification card (MSIC) schemes; clarify and align the legislative basis for undertaking security checking of ASIC and MSIC applicants and holders; provide for regulations to prescribe penalties for offences; and insert an additional severability provision to provide guidance to a court as to Parliament’s intention.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/02/16  
Second reading moved 11/02/16  
Second reading debate 16/03/16  
Second reading agreed to 16/03/16  
Third reading agreed to 16/03/16  
Introduced and read a first time 16/03/16  
Second reading moved 16/03/16  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (25/02/2016): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (22/04/2016)