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Criminal Code Amendment (Food Contamination) Bill 2018


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

Summary

Amends the Criminal Code Act 1995 to: increase the maximum penalties available for the offences of contaminating goods, threatening to contaminate goods and making false statements about the contamination of good from 10 to 15 years’ imprisonment; introduce new offences with a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment that apply where a person contaminates goods, threatens to contaminate goods or makes false statements about the contamination of goods and is reckless as to whether their actions cause public alarm or anxiety, economic loss or harm to public health; and expand the meaning of public infrastructure to include foods and services and utilities related to food for the purpose of sabotage offences.

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 20/09/18  
Second reading moved 20/09/18  
Second reading debate 20/09/18  
Second reading agreed to 20/09/18  
Third reading agreed to 20/09/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/09/18  
Second reading moved 20/09/18  
Second reading debate 20/09/18  
Second reading agreed to 20/09/18  
Third reading agreed to 20/09/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 20/09/18  
Assent 21/09/18 Act no: 98 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

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)